The Long remembered Pet collection by Margaret OToole

When I saw these pets Margaret had lovingly painted I was unperturbed. But on closer study of the paintings I realised that she had captured to essence of the pet she had painted.

Many of these pets she has painted are family pets of a son or friend and Margaret has known these animals for some time in some cases. Some of these pets have died since she painted them. Some are very old and you can see this in their eyes and posture.

 

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Hope you see these paintings throughout the eye of the artists.

Written by David Holland

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Watercolour Flower by Margaret Ellem (O’Toole)

The watercolour flower is study in sutle colours and colour harmony.  The painting is strangely warming and although seemingly simple, a complexity is evident on closer appreciation.

 

Watercolour Flower

 

For more of Margaret O’Toole’s work look up Margaret Ellem or Margaret O’Toole on the search engine.