I'm not an artist...

but oil painting has become one of my favorite pastimes in the last few years. Some of my brushes once belonged to a very well-respected and prominent artist, a gift from his wife after his death. Since I got these new brushes, I find my desire to paint has been more persistent than ever. Is this because I would feel guilty not to paint when I have the brushes of someone who had such enormous talent? Or is the compulsion to paint inherent in the brushes themselves? Here are some recent efforts.

Still life 1

Michael

Cosmos, lion

Dixie, lion

Ken, lion

Amarilis

Joan 

Penari, Tiger

Rabinder

Bosh

Roy

Queen of the Midtown bus

Irish traditional music musician

Herbie by the Sea

Musician from Dingle

Adare Castle

Rocco

Irish Dude with Dog

Archer

Still life 2

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