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New paintings uploaded for print on demand

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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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Pictures of Ireland

I’ve been putting together some pictures of Ireland, going through photos in Lightroom. Because I’m always shooting a photo with a view to capturing a reference for a painting, they don’t often work as a finished photo, but some do & I don’t pay enough attention to them.

Intense rain and wind is difficult to work with, rain seems to come from everywhere, but with the camera under a white umbrella, I managed to get this shot.

Photo: Beautiful soft colours of falling rain at Clogher Beach, Dingle Peninsula, West Kerry, Ireland.
Freshly harvested field in Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland.

I took this photo from the passenger seat in a moving car heading south on the M11 en route to Brittas Bay.

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Sybil Head (Ceann Sibéal)

There are so many places to paint Sybil Head from, I chose this one because of the two fine horses.

Looking towards Sybil Head (Ceann Sibéal), Dingle, West Kerry, Ireland (click on picture to buy a print fromFineArtAmerica.com).

I intended this to become a full painting, but I really like this version, with the cliffs of Sybil Head in the distance, and the fine horses in the field.

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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.

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The Sea

I’m working on a painting of the sea, and this is my first structured pencil study of it. ‘Working’ I say losely, because mostly I’m just thinking about it.

I’m working on a painting of the sea, and this is my first structured pencil study of it. ‘Working’ I say losely, because mostly I’m just thinking about it.

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

This Year’s Promise

Last time I submitted to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, it was a quiet, dark piece.

At the gates of the Royal Academy of Art

This week I submitted 2 works of energy. One energetic in the lights, the other energetic in the darks. Both landscapes, both Plein Air – or San Aer, in the Irish language.

Submission is on-line, but I still went down to the gates for good measure.

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Into the west

I’m not long back from my time spent along the western seaboard of Ireland, going from West Kerry to Westport and Croagh Patrick in Mayo. It was a formative experience, going from the confines of my small room to the great outdoors. I returned with 7 finished panels which are drying away now..