#WorkingInTheWindow #AskMeAnythingAboutArt

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? Continue reading “#WorkingInTheWindow #AskMeAnythingAboutArt”

Working with Baltic Birch Plywood

Dusk on Golden Strand Doogurt, Achill, Co. Mayo. Original oil painting, on birch plywood panel and bracing frame.
Dusk on Golden Strand Doogurt, Achill, Co. Mayo. Original oil painting, on birch plywood panel and bracing frame.

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. Continue reading “Working with Baltic Birch Plywood”

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.

Mount Brandon from Fermoyle Beach, West Kerry, Ireland, on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Sunset on Inch Strand, West Kerry, Ireland, on the Wild Atlantic Way
Looking up towards Glentenassig from the Caher Road, Castlegregory, West Kerry, Ireland. Wild Atlantic Way.
Saxifrage growing on the embankment behind the Gallarus Oratory. West Kerry, Ireland, Wild Atlantic Way. -Sold.

 

Exhibition in Dún Laoire

An original oil painting of pumpkins by contemporary Irish artist Catherine Considine
Pumpkins in a Row, one of my 3 still life oil paintings on show.

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.

Palette for my painting ‘Where in the World’

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After the Show

Photo: The following morning Coffee and scone with jam in Dunlaoire Art Gallery was scrumptous.

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. Continue reading “After the Show”

Tonight’s the Night

Photo: Preview night 11th December, Brian S Nolan Christmas Exhibition, Dunlaoire, Dublin, Ireland.

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.