where I’ve been hiding

Hello! In case you’ve been wondering where I’ve been hiding… I’ve been visiting Ireland!

I actually went on a ten day trip to Ireland with my sister and we were blown away by the country, its friendly people, breathtaking scenery and great pubs! I have returned with lots of inspiration and motivation for my art endeavors. Actually, I’m already working on a new painting of Irland. I’m sure Irland will be a reoccurring theme in my paintings for a while.

Ireland seems mainly populated by artists… ok that’s exaggerating but there are loads! We visited many galleries, potteries and even a leather design studio, so that was all very exciting for me.


new painting! ‘Wisteria in Lutry’

‘Wisteria in Lutry’ was painted from a photo I took in a nearby village called Lutry. These little village houses overlook the lake and are surely some of the most beautiful homes around here! I would certainly love to live in one!

They have pretty little gardens in front and lots and lots of wisteria. I love wisteria and its pretty colours!


This is actually an acrylic painting on thick watercolour paper. The sheet of paper measures 28 x 37 cm (11″ x 15″) and the painting itself measures 21 x 21 cm (8″ x 8″).

If you are interested in the process of this painting, take a look at following slideshow! I started off drawing a rough sketch with pencil. Then I painted the background wall colour, the shadows and then the details. I painted the plants last and they were the most challenging since I have very little practice painting plants! Well, luckily I didn’t mess it up and it all turned out well.

So well actually that I have decided to keep the original. However, I will be selling prints soon… I’m getting an amazing printer in two weeks time… can’t wait!

What do you think? Could this be the prettiest village on earth?

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