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.

 

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.

 

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.

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

Photo: Freshly harvested field in Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland.

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The Cliffs of Moher, West Clare, Brian Boru and the Considine Connection

Photo: Leaving the cliffs behind – at Black Head, North Clare on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, September 2014.

I haven’t managed a successful painting of the Cliffs of Moher in Co. Clare yet. I was happy with the colours & forms in my last picture, but the composition lacks balance. I have a feeling that if I can experience a day of turbulent sky there, I’m sure I can make it work, especially in the height of summer when the cliffs will be most pale. I like the cloud in my oil sketch though – it was an accident when the painting was being transported, but what a nice idea. Continue reading “The Cliffs of Moher, West Clare, Brian Boru and the Considine Connection”

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.