The Giving

The Giving

The Giving I’ve been thinking lately about my paintings. Thinking about how yes I enjoy painting but like giving a present is it the giving? Or the present? Or the look on the persons face when they open the gift? I know I’m not giving stuff away here, a...
Forever Young

Forever Young

Forever Young I recently painted a picture called “forever young”. It was part of my sea breeze exhibition, or to be more precise it was the star of the exhibition!! It was my signature piece , a beech scene with two kids playing in the water (it was my...
Pink Candy Wrappers

Pink Candy Wrappers

Pink Candy Wrappers They say every cloud has a silver lining, for me the dark clouds and rain means time to catch up on correspondence. For this whole day of miserable weather I was working on catching up on social media, emails, pricing commissions and wrapping a few...
Small Pleasures

Small Pleasures

Small Pleasures   Today I thought I’d talk about my small acrylics. Over the last few weeks the weather has been a little better than the norm I’ve spent a lot of time at the beach. Now normally I’m a watercolour girl but recently I do indulge...
Portrait bible

Portrait bible

Portrait Revolution – The Portrait Bible I received this book today, and I’d like to share the story behind it. For those of you who have the book you might have noticed there is a small portrait done by me in this book, it is on page 32 (photo below) It...
Thoughts after Bloom and new exhibition news

Thoughts after Bloom and new exhibition news

Bloom! Bloom!!! Where do I begin? I know it’s been two weeks but it feels longer and I’m only just getting back to normal!! The show itself was only 5 days but the preparation was months!! For those of you who have never heard about it, a quick recap....
Sea, waves, boat and painting

Sea, waves, boat and painting

Rhythm of the waves This painting is a commission I did recently. Now I always relish the challenge of ┬ápainting water, but this one I particularly enjoyed. A little history first, about two weeks or so before painting this I decided I’d head out for my first...
Mum’s Garden

Mum’s Garden

Painting Roses I decided to name this new painting ‘Mum’s Garden’ . I didn’t have any recent pictures of her garden and my memories of our garden from my childhood is of vegetables and fruits rather than flowers. Different days friends. Anyway...
All about green

All about green

St Patrick’s Day I’ve been in Ireland now 13 years and each year I’m still amazed at the excitement and atmosphere on st “paddys” day, this year even more so as it’s on a Friday so we have a long weekend thrown in as well!!! So in...
How to name a painting

How to name a painting

Naming a painting I have always struggled when it came to naming a painting And until recently, I have always felt bad about it like it was a flaw or my fault in some way, I painted it, why can’t I name it? Somehow I was always lacking the words when it came to...
2017 art painting watercolor beach ballymoney by Kate Kos - Forever Young

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