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Finished #WorkingInTheWindow in #Cabinteely Dublin 2017

#workinginthewindow at Sheila Considine Fashion Design, Cabinteely, Co. Dublin

#workinginthewindow was a great experience, thank you Sheila Considine for the opportunity. It was a great experience to talk to people while I was working.

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Getting ready – My easel setup in Sheila Considine’s fashion design shop.

Tomorrow, Thursday the 12th of October 2017, I’ll be painting a still life, in oil in Sheila Considine’s fashion shop in Cabinteely Co. Dublin. This evening I set up the easel – I’ve never done anything like this before and I’m really looking forward to it, talking about art and painting all day – what could be better?

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Working with Baltic Birch Plywood

There’s a strange atmosphere you get when a veil of cloud is just deep enough to obscure the sunset, yet turn everything blue in the early evening. Golden Strand, Dogurt. Oil painting 492mm x 380mm

This year I’ve been developing my own prepared wood panels for my paintings. After a lot of research and experimentation, (thank you Lathams – timber specialists), I’ve settled on higher grade 3mm 3 ply Baltic Birch (low formaldehyde). It’s a fine balance of weight and rigidity that works particularly well for working outdoors. I use 16mm solid core Baltic Birch for bracing the panel, it’s rigid and strong.

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West Kerry Paintings in Dublin boutique for Christmas 2016

I’ve hung these paintings for sale in Sheila’s shop in Cabinteely, Co. Dublin along side her wonderful fashion designs.

Each painting comes ready gift-boxed.

See Google map below for details.

The elements of Mount Brandon, & the surrounding landscape, the rock, sediment & growths are pretty amazing. It was a cold day on Fermoyle beach, but the sky light was beautiful. There were many families camped out on the sand, taking it all in and surfing for the day. The children passing by checked out my progress as I painted. Sold
On Inch Beach, 23rd November 2013. Storms have since wiped out the little river and the fence posts.
You can barely see the house through the trees, but it felt to me like the start of a story, summer colours in the foreground contrasting the blues and cyans of the sky, and they in turn varied by reflections and moisture coming up from Glentenassig beyond. A special mix of greys in the mountains and the clouds above.
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Exhibition in Dún Laoire

Pumpkins in a Row
I came across these pumpkins at halloween, they had beautiful colours and strong chunky forms, I just had to paint them.

I have 3 still life paintings in the upcoming exhibition at the Dúnlaoire Art Gallery (opening St. Valentine’s Day, 14th February 2015), funky, traditional & large, I like the rustic organic nature of them. The blue violet on the ageing skin of the pumpkins & the whacky height of the brussels sprouts on the stalk.

The exhibition opens on the 14th of February, 2015 – Sadly, I won’t be able to be in Dublin for the opening, but then I suppose such is the life of the diaspora.

It’s part of an ‘all day shopping event’  in Dúnlaoire for St. Valentine’s day 2015 & it’s great to be part of it. The artists exhibiting are Jackie Ball, Kate Bedell, Catherine Considine, Denise French, Denise Hussey, Myra Jago, Mary Kavanagh, Eithne Roberts, Linda Uhlemann and Mary Wallace.

Palette for Where in the World

The wooden dish of fruit in contrast is voluptuous – a week in summer when there was just too much to choose from in the local grocer – I just had to paint the lot. I think of it as a procession of summer, from the figs at the back through the apples and the little gooseberry at the side, all alone!

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After the Show

Coffee and scones the next day

The Dunlaoire Art Gallery Christmas Exhibition at Brian S Nolan (top floor with lift access) December 2014

We had a great time at the opening, the weather was bleak, but plenty of friends and collectors braved the elements and made it a great night.

The exhibition is open daily until into the new year – it has a great advantage of having a very good café, in plain sight of the gallery – so there I was the morning after, waiting for my collector and great friend to arrive – coffee, scones, and photos of my paintings on the table. Very nice.

Thank you to all in the store who made us so welcome.

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Tonight’s the Night

My first time exhibiting in my hometown of Dublin, Ireland – please come along if you can! Looking forward to seeing friends and meeting the other artists.