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Landscape oil paint pencil San Aer (Plein Air) Senses story

September 2014 – A Gift After Harsh Winter

Photo: A balmy sunset at Dun Chaoin, Dingle, West Kerry, Ireland.

Last year I travelled the west coast of Ireland in gripping cold – before the storms, but tough all the same. I prepared myself better this year. Expecting cold and wet, after a month, I still haven’t unpacked my base layer. The weather is balmy and bright.

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Landscape paint poetry Senses story

Imagination Works it’s Own Pattern

It seems to me this journey into paint is a dance around what is learnt in life and what is imagined in the heart, and so this piece came to me.

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Landscape oil paint San Aer (Plein Air) Senses story studio

Western Seaboard of Ireland

Edit: December 2014: Sadly, theprintersinck.co.uk has closed so I've removed the gallery from this post, I've put these prints on fineartamerica.com now, they ship from Europe and the US to worldwide.%MINIFYHTMLeff5c866de7f5275393a3071bd12602d3% 
Detail from original painted ‘san aer’ (outdoors), West Kerry, Dingle.

I’ve set up a print shop focusing on details from my landscapes with theprintersinc.co.uk. This is a ‘print on demand service’, hosted in England.

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Landscape paint poetry San Aer (Plein Air) Senses story

Wild Outside

The story changes as you live through it. The story is always one step ahead and is patchy at best.

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oil paint Portrait studio

Taking Over the Kitchen Again

My frames are essentially the same, but each time I make them, the process gets modified – mostly from being influenced by conversations with friends and collectors. This time I’m pre-forming the narrow gutter around the painting by gluing lengths of pine strip-wood together.

My frames are essentially the same, but each time I make them, the process gets modified – mostly from being influenced by conversations with friends and collectors. This time I’m pre-forming the narrow gutter around the painting by gluing lengths of pine strip-wood together.

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Landscape oil paint pencil San Aer (Plein Air)

Starting Gates of the Cityscape

Painting Slussen, Gamla Stan and the Stockholm skyline from Katarina Hissen

Stockholm, and my first adventure into painting a cityscape. I was traveling light, & my friends came to the rescue and loaned me an easel.

Painting Slussen, Gamla Stan and the Stockholm skyline from Katarina Hissen

Stockholm, and my first adventure into painting a cityscape. I was traveling light, & my friends came to the rescue and loaned me an easel.

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Landscape San Aer (Plein Air) Senses story

My Wild Atlantic Way

Since my road trip across the western seaboard of Ireland – from West Kerry through West Clare, taking in the Cliffs of Moher, Mayo, the shoulder of Croagh Patrick, the ancient woods of Brackloon and the Owenwee river, I’ve been hearing about the Wild Atlantic Way everywhere , and wild it is.

My easel at the cliffs of Moher


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poetry story

Walking on Words

Someone left a message for Lotte on the pavement. Chalk marks don’t last, so I made this little movie and called it “A Message for Lotte” – did Lotte ever see the message? I’m hopeful the story has a happy ending even if it’s yet to happen.

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oil paint Still Life studio

Where in the World

Summertime is great time for finding colourful things to paint. So, with great optimism, I set went down Green Lanes to visit all the green grocers and choose something fresh and bright to paint.

It was impossible to choose – I got home with too much for one painting and all of it perishable. And so then I thought ‘where in the world would you have the privileges of such riches’, and so the painting began.

I don’t always paint in such a linear fashion. In this case it was good to be organised to capture the fruit in full bloom.

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Landscape oil paint pencil story studio

Witness the Breaking Wave

Charcoal first. Keeping foam clean for white paint later on. The photo from my phone is poor, has poor light and colour information, but it does have foam, rip and crest. Needs must. Work with what you have. There will be no skyline.

The cloud passing overhead through clear sky now I see like an Atlantic wave in slow motion. Crystal vapours I will need to stimulate by coloured paints.