#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.
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 […]
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.
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.
There are so many places to paint Sybil Head from, I chose this one because of the two fine horses. 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.
Line and Colour I’ve been organising through my compositional ideas in the park, they are slow to come together from sketches into paintings, there are so many elements to consider.
Spending Time in the Park 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.
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. 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 […]
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 […]
Last year I travelled the west coast of Ireland in gripping cold – before the storms, but tough all the same. I prepared myself better this year. Expecting cold and wet, after a month, I still haven’t unpacked my base layer. The weather is balmy and bright.