A Need to Go Mad…

I’ve been spending a lot of the time in the studio lately…! Time management, I will admit, has always been a struggle… Right now I am juggling my time between my part time work for Peter Cox Photography Gallery, a few commission works including illustrating a little book of children’s poem by friend the American poet Barbara Botch, and preparing for my Solo Exhibition at the Boathouse Gallery in Kinsale, County Cork.

After spending a good few days and hours on these various commissions, I needed to “stretch” my creativity and just “go mad” a little on something which was not meant for anybody in particular…

So with no particular agenda, I squeezed a good amount of some of my favorite colours on a palette and then guessed what…. : I used my fingers.

Detail of the sky…

I had seen several blog posts and videos recently about “intuitive painting” and I just wanted to try it a little… To paint the hills then I used a combination of my fingers and some of my bigger brushes, I wanted to keep a “looser” feeling to the painting.

Of course to paint the flowers I had to rely on my smaller brushes again…!

So there, I think Studio Assistant Clochette was pretty pleased with the results..

I know it’s impossible to please everybody, but I am quite please witht the combination of loose background mixed with the little details… What do you think?


  1. i think it’s important to get out of your comfort zone and your results were spectacular!! i’m in agreement with Clochette,i love it!

  2. Thanks a lot Kathryn… Yes I agree with you it has to be done once in a while…!

  3. Clochette a effectivement bon goût! J’aime beaucoup, Amélie! 🙂

  4. Merci Valérie…!

  5. Merci Valérie…!

  6. I just adore all of your work, but for me this is the best yet. I love the colours and think they blend perfectly and I just love the looser feeling it has. For me this is perfection. 🙂

  7. Just *beyond*. Enamoured.

  8. Aaaaah thank you so much..! I’m glad you all like it 🙂

  9. I just stumbled across your blog and have fallen in love with your work. The colors in this painting are peaceful. Thank you for sharing.

  10. JD what a lovely thing to say, I’m glad you stumbled here 🙂 And thank you for the compliments…!

  11. I think its great with the looser work in the background Amelie, makes it softer and then the flowers are show up even stronger, beautiful work! (:o)

  12. Eileen thank you very much…!

  13. Breath takingly individual, a amzing blog!!

  14. What a nice thing to say… Many thanks Edward…!

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