Purchase canvas prints, framed prints, and more featuring my art I’ve uploaded paintings of Mayo 2017 to my gallery of Irish art on fineartamerica.com. There’s quite an array of products they print onto now.
As we drove along the M7 to Limerick last week, I was taken by the number of trees that are laden with ivy across the beautiful landscape. Not great. We need our trees – as the saying goes “if you want things to stay the same, something has to change”.
#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.
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 […]
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.
This last month brought 2 new collectors. I can replenish my dwindling supply of paint. It’s a great feeling, it feeds the art. There’s a thrill in the piece on my easel now, an inclination to push the colour and form.
I’m working on a painting of the sea, and this is my first structured pencil study of it. ‘Working’ I say losely, because mostly I’m just thinking about it.
I’m mostly organised in my work, I remember a friend once described it as ‘gross efficiency’, and we laughed.
Every artist has a unique process, a way of working which works for them, this is how I do it:
Last time I submitted to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, it was a quiet, dark piece. This week I submitted 2 works of energy. One energetic in the lights, the other energetic in the darks. Both landscapes, both Plein Air – or San Aer, in the Irish language. Submission is on-line, but I still went […]