in the corner of the frame

I paint




e. liz-doyle@live.com
I paint and make prints
I walk on the beach

I grow veg in the garden and flowers on the balcony
I have 2 dogs
I have a rooster called henry
3 cats and 3 ducks


me a while ago πŸ™‚

78 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear friend, companion on this journey,

    You are doing such a nice work with your blog! Thank you for sharing with us!

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      • hi again Elli
        I’ve just followed the link, and I’m so disappointed to admit that my blogging skills are not up to the task.!My posts are nearly always a series of. images of my own work uploaded from my photo gallery on my tablet, with a few words underneath. Very occasionally I manage a link. The copying of all your questions, with answers, and links to 10 other blogs to nominate them is more than I can manage on my phone or tablet just now, I’d just make a mess of it and it would not make a good blog!
        Thanks so much for the suggestion, tho, and by all means remove me from your list
        thanks again and I’ve followed your blog anyway

  2. Thanks for liking and following my blog. It’s always good to hear and see from the Mother Country. Like many of us here in the states my Great Grandfather immigrated to this country in 1849. He was originally from Ballena in county Mayo.

  3. Thanks for visiting and following my blog. I’ve been through a few pages here and love your paintings. Looking forward to reading/seeing more!


  4. Just spent 30 pleasurable minutes wandering through your site! love your abstracts! πŸ™‚

    • thanks
      I mostly use oils, sometimes mixed with ‘cold wax medium’. Cold wax medium is beeswax mixed with solvent. It mixes with oils to make a paste that I apply with a roller or palette knife with many thin layers
      I also use acrylic and graphite sticks
      And with all mediums I often use oil bars as the top layer to highlight the texture
      Thanks for your comments, likes and for stopping by my blog

    • thanjs very much Amy, just back from a beach walk, saw some dolphins ( or maybe porpoises) just close in to shore. Huge waves making crashes like firecrackers as rhey hit the sand. Amazingly warm for mid september in Donegal, about 20 degrees. Not to rub it in or anything lol πŸ™‚

    • thanks, you too and good luck with moving, tried to comment on your lovely ‘Mexican skies’ painting just now, but didnt send for sone reason. I will keep dropping in to see your lovely work. take care πŸ™‚

  5. Hi, Liz. Thanks for following me, Your art is lovely. I look forward to seeing more of it and understanding your process. I actually want to start painting though I have a different style–more like German Expressionism. Do you ever sell your art? We are big fans of Ireland, btw, and Irish literature.

    • hi Kinneret, thanks. Yes, I sell my paintings in shops, galleries and online. I have a couple of solo shows coming up in galleries in Ireland in 2015, and will have paintings in group shows too. Sometimes people email me if they see something they like here on my blog or on facebook and we do it by post. I am a fan of German Expressionism and also Fauvism. Please keep in touch its nice to hear from you πŸ™‚

  6. Love ur simplicity to complexity .enjoyed reading info about you . I have two cats not as charming set of pets like you .
    Thank you for sharing your story .

  7. What a delightful blog, and give your dogs a big hug from us. Dropped in here to say a big “Thank you” for your recent decision to follow Learning from Dogs. That means a lot. (And would love a guest from you at any time!)

    • Thanks Paul. Don’t know how ‘a guest’ from me would work, but please feel free to reblog any posts or images. Hariod occasionally uses some of my paintings as illustrations for her wonderful posts. All I ask is that you simply credit any images you use. Thanks again. Dogs duly hugged πŸ™‚

  8. Hi Liz- Thanks for visiting my blog & liking my post about Air Plant Love. Your work is lovely! I will be taking a printmaking course in Ballycastle in June and friends & I will maybe be passing through Donegal. Do you have a local gallery to visit there?

    • How great that you are printmaking in Ballycastle – I did my cold wax course at Ballinglen Arts Foundation with Rebecca Crowell a couple of years ago. We live right up in the North West corner of Donegal on Cruit Island, I don’t have any work in local galleries at the moment (except for a couple at The Workhouse in Dunfanaghy), but you’re welcome to call to the house for a cuppa and to see some paintings if you like. My email is liz-doyle@live.com if you want to let me know nearer the time πŸ™‚

  9. Thank you, I will certainly do that. I will be studying monoprinting with Ron Prokrasso from Santa Fe, New Mexico. It will also be my first time to your lovely country of Ireland. So looking forward to it and hoping to meet you and see your lovely art!

  10. Thank you for dropping by my blog, Liz (I am assuming after subtracting Donegal from the equation). I quite like the thought of your little companions in life along with walks on the beach and painting your heart out.

  11. Lovely to meet you today Liz and thanks for the tour! Your piece will hang in Dixie the Backwards Van, we love it! Stay in touch and best of luck!

  12. Liz,
    Found you page while looking at Cruit items. We are looking forward to seeing you work this summer. We enjoy your work. We have recently purchased a home on Cruit, and are visiting from the United States–we live in Iowa. Our son is a photographer and is doing a project for a University class on Cruit. I hope you two can meet. Jeff

  13. Hi Liz
    I met you at the Guggenheim yesterday
    Just checked out your wonderful paintings !
    Best of luck with your exhibition
    Kind regards
    Finola Thompson

  14. Liz
    Good afternoon. I hope this is the rigjt address.
    Our guests ran into travel delays, so we are now in Dublin. We will miss Malachy’s concert, unfortunately. We will ne back w/ students in Wed.
    Our loss!!
    Jeffrey and Dana

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