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Goodbye 2019 and Hello 2020!

Seamas and me!

A year’s a long time in art. When I look back at my paintings from early 2019, it feels like I made them much longer ago than that! This selection of “popular” (most likes/biggest reach) is based on my Instagram account, there are many more images that I shared on Facebook, that were also popular but are not included here. The work in progress photos are often very popular, sometimes they are more popular than the final painting!

The most popular nine posts/paintings are all of Donegal, Ireland, paintings.

Paintings of Donegal. Ireland
A selection of some of my most popular Donegal paintings from 2019

Here are my most popular posts/paintings of landscapes, people and animals of Gower, Wales and Stroud, England.

Paintings by Emma Cownie
Some more of my most popular paintings from 2019

Finally, a selection of commissioned work. I particularly enjoyed painting the beautiful Maine Coon cats, especially as pet portraits are usually of the canine variety!

Selection of Commissioned work from 2019
Selection of Commissioned work from 2019

My personal favorite from 2019 is this one. There is something about the neatness of the houses on the island that I relish in this painting.

Painting of Ireland
Owey in Spring

Of course, the irony is that one of my most popular posts of 2019 on social media was not a painting but a photograph that my husband took on the spur of the moment of us in woolly hats (and my new Donegal jumper) on Christmas Day!

Seamas and me!
Seamas and me!

Here’s wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2020!


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21 thoughts on “Goodbye 2019 and Hello 2020!

  1. Happy New Year, Emma.

    1. Happy New Year to you too Jessica!

  2. thanks for the retrospective, norma nd happy New Year to you –

    1. Thank you, Beth and Happy 2020 to you!

  3. Happy New Year, Emma! Keep up the good work!

    1. Thank you Marina. Happy New Year to you & your loved ones.

  4. Wishing you a very happy new year!! May this year bring loads of happiness and good luck for you😊

    1. Thank you so much. Happy New Year to you too!

  5. Nice! All the best for the New Year, Emma! 🙂

    1. Thank you Hilda. I hope 2020 is good to you and your family!

  6. Happy New Year! I have your paintings all around me….and they are so good to live with! 😊

    1. Thank you, Elisabeth! Happy New Year to you and your loved ones too!

  7. There’s some lovely work showcased here. Happy 2020, Emma and Seamus 🙂 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Jo.

  8. Thanks for the wonderful share. Your article has proved your hard work and experience you have got in this field. Brilliant. I love it reading.

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  9. Happy 2020 from Lighthouse Point Florida!! May 2020 be filled with many hikes to scenic places and immortalized in your paintings!! Always beautiful.

  10. You do look quite fetching in those hats! 🙂
    This was a lovely review of your work from the last year.

    1. I think I came off better than Seamas – the only hats that look good on him are those tweedy flat caps that Irish (or probably any) farmers wear.

      1. Same with my husband. He looked for years for a hat that suited him, and that is what worked. Now he wears them all the time. Most handsome.

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