Posted by: kateduffy | March 10, 2017

Luca the labradoodle

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This is Luca, a gorgeous, mischievous labradoodle. I painted him in messy watercolour.

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Posted by: kateduffy | March 10, 2017

Luca the labradoodle

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Posted by: kateduffy | March 10, 2017

Otto, gorgeous dog in watercolour

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This painting is a commission. I had the opportunity to paint this beautiful dog called Otto before he retires from police work next year.

Posted by: kateduffy | March 10, 2017

Hello Isaac.. welcome to the world card

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Posted by: kateduffy | March 10, 2017

Spring irises in watercolour..mmm purple

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Posted by: kateduffy | March 22, 2013

A Tree Made Of Plastic Is A Tree No More

Trees from graphite powder and pastel

Graphite powder is messy but easy to apply.

Tree drawings

Graphite powder on oil pastel and masking tape. It’s brilliant stuff!

Tree painting

Trees covered in ink, PVA glue, tissue paper and more graphite powder

 

A few hours later I removed a few of the masking tape trees, so as to leave the impression of trees, yet one formed by an absence.

A few hours later I removed a few of the masking tape trees, so as to leave the impression of trees, yet one formed by an absence.

 

Posted by: kateduffy | March 21, 2013

Stillness

Stillness-Kate-Duffy

Acrylic on canvas: 2010

This painting took several attempts.  The numerous layers of paint caused by mistakes roughen the surface and give it a lovely texture that helps create movement in both the sea and sky.

I have this hanging in my living room and find myself getting drawn into the sky again and again. I find it calming and enlivening in equal measure.

Posted by: kateduffy | March 14, 2013

Rainbow Tree

Rainbow Tree

A powerful medieval tree in Suffolk.

I painted this after spending a weekend camping in the woods. I painted over the Painting of a Blonde Woman shown in an earlier post on this blog. You can make out an elbow in the trees if you look carefully!

I haven’t decided if this is finished yet. I don’t want to lose the freedom and broadness of the strokes, yet I feel like there isn’t sufficient texture or detailing.

What do you think?

Posted by: kateduffy | October 26, 2009

Old Brighton Pier in the autumn

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I find Brighton beach endlessly inspiring.  This is an autumnal snapshot of the old pier that is slowly but surely being reclaimed by the sea.

Posted by: kateduffy | October 26, 2009

Painting of Lake Garda, Italy

Lake Garda, Italy by Kate Duffy

I’ve been experimenting with my palette knife recently, and I love the texture and the vibrancy of the colour I can achieve when layering up the paint in thick slices.  This one is 125cm x 75cm and has been commissioned by a friend, so is not up for sale.

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