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Maybe the first secret gallery in Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland

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Grass Hearts, a little journey

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Cut grass, aluminium printing plates and tent pegs on the way into the Secret Gallery. These are my alternatives to news papers! My friend found these sheets of aluminium beside a skip, I think they are used for printing news papers. I have used some of them for dry points and a few of these even have marks scraped into them ready for printing. Our children helped gather the grass for me. I wonder will they turn into hay hearts! I enjoyed doing some land art/ interventions again and hope to do more, maybe along The Burren Way and the coast of Clare.DSCF2848

Have a Heartfelt journey where ever it my take you! And remember I am having an exhibition in the Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon, Co. Clare with two other artists on 14th August at 8pm, I hope you can make it!

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Written by Marianne Slevin

3 May, 2009 at 12:57 pm

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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DSCF2728 Shamrocks and Hearts     Oil paint on a photo album

One St. Patrick’s Day we painted enormous shamrocks on our car and drove around with them on it for months. Not sure what we will do this year, maybe take lots of photographs to fill this photo album. It might involve green face paint!

Wishing everyone a happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Written by Marianne Slevin

17 March, 2009 at 1:04 am

Hearts and Flower Petals

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Maybe Human           Marianne Potterton   2009                        oil on canvas

You might recognise this painting from the last post. After a few scary moments as I let our  children determine the direction the painting was going, I much prefer it now to how it was. I painted with our 2 and 3 year old and learned to be freer and really enjoy the actual act of painting, not thinking about painting but just simply painting! I brought the painting together at the end with a unifying swirling green and flurries of cherry petals falling!

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Beautiful Fly               Marianne Potterton    2009                         Oil on canvas

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Birds imitating flowers              Marianne Potterton  2009         Oil on canvas

 

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Hearts and Flower Petals                  Marianne Potterton 2009 Oil on canvas

Written by Marianne Slevin

27 February, 2009 at 12:25 pm

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Pink Marshmallow Heart

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This mornings inspiration could be summed up in this little poem.

 

Marshmallow hearts and sea urchins

the giant turtle returns

she is in a trance

tears on sand

she’s multiplying

so she might survive

then disappears again

into marshmallow hearts and sea urchins.

 

Mariannne Potterton  October 2008 

Written by Marianne Slevin

25 October, 2008 at 12:51 pm

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