#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”

A Finsbury Park Sketchbook

Black Crow in Finsbury Park, pencil study

I’m sorting through my sketches of Finsbury Park, North London, these are a mixture of paint, pencil, Wacom Inkling, pan pastel, watercolour and conte crayon.

Some are done in Finsbury Park and some from photographs.

Mayo 2017 Summer Sketchbook, from Westport to Achill Island

Sketching the dunes on Golden Strand, Doogurt, Achill Island, Mayo.

Sketches done on my journey across Mayo from  Westport to Achill.

Mostly I used pencil and then there’s some Pan Pastels for colour.

I completed about 10 oil paintings during my travels, and I’m working now on completing the full series in the studio.

 

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. Continue reading “Sybil Head (Ceann Sibéal)”

Mary from Gallarus Oratory

Mary – I’m hoping you’ll stop by some day, here’s the portrait sketch – I’m so looking forward to seeing your sketch of me.

Pan Pastel sketch of Mary
I met Mary, an artist who was visiting Gallarus Oratory. We took each others photo with a view to doing a sketch. I think she was from Canada, but I may not be remembering quite right. She works with charcoal mostly. I did my sketch in Pan Pastel on tinted paper.

Colours of the Wild Atlantic Way

Photo: My palette at Clogher. It was a very bright day and I was especially glad to have the umbrella shading my work.

September 2014 and I turned to a young visitor at Clogher strand and said “where are the waves?”, he spontaneously replied “we were promised them too!!” The water was really still. The air was so calm that I didn’t even need the tent pegs to secure my easel up on the headland. I struggled in the bright light though, to get the colours of the cliffs and grasses, but I’m very happy I persevered.

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