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Poolbeg through the Mist

A fading mist, a beautiful evening, shadow moving westward.

Mist lifting in the evening sun. Darkness approaching.

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Awakening out of Winter

Awakening out of winter, I finished this gull painting last week, it’s been on my mind and I’ve been sketching the idea since being on Achill last year. In the shallows, the seaweed turns over with the tide, mixing with the foam – rich pickings for the gull.

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My Irish art via Print on Demand at fineartamerica.com

Croagh Patrick with my easel set up on the Greenway at Mulranny.


I’ve uploaded some new images of Ireland to fineartamerica.com. My profile page is https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/catherine-considine.html. and there are more to come in the coming weeks.

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New paintings uploaded for print on demand

Purchase canvas prints, framed prints, and more featuring my art

I’ve uploaded paintings of Mayo 2017 to my gallery of Irish art on fineartamerica.com. There’s quite an array of products they print onto now.

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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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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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A sunny day for a final varnish, December 2016

Sunlight glistening on the portrait

A nice bit of December sunshine helps on varnishing day.

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Portrait of Joe Sweeney Easter Rising 1916

Joe Sweeney, from Burtonport, Co. Donegal, was my uncle’s father. He was in the GPO in 1916. I wanted to contribute to the 2016 commemorations in a meaningful way – I’m very thankful my uncle and cousins gave me his photo to enable me to paint this portrait – happy too they approve the result.

Palette for Joe Sweeney portrait

I knew his skin tone and hair was like my cousin’s, and they tell me his eyes were blue. There is a previous portrait which was enormously helpful too.

As it was a black & white photo I was working from, I chose the colour palette for the clothes.

With green tie, gold collar button & white shirt, he is wearing the tricolour.

The tie was smaller in reality as was the fashion, I’ve made it larger for dramatic effect. I chose to depict the suit more chunky than it was too, to give the appearance of thick Donegal tweed.

The photo I worked from was taken around the time of the first Dáil, he would have been in his early twenties.

An Claiomh Solais

Here’s a link to the Donegal Daily with more information (0pens in a new window). http://www.donegaldaily.com/2016/03/09/rosses-community-school-to-honour-easter-rising-hero-joe-sweeney/

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A Walk in the Park

Spending Time in the Park

Watercolour study of a crab apple tree and autumn leaves.

At the moment, I’m developing compositions around the park. The colours are more subdued than the landscape of the west of Ireland & the wild atlantic way, so it’s taking a lot of getting used to.