#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”

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.

Where in the World

Summertime is great time for finding colourful things to paint. So, with great optimism, I set went down Green Lanes to visit all the green grocers and choose something fresh and bright to paint.

It was impossible to choose – I got home with too much for one painting and all of it perishable. And so then I thought ‘where in the world would you have the privileges of such riches’, and so the painting began.

I don’t always paint in such a linear fashion. In this case it was good to be organised to capture the fruit in full bloom.