Friday, 2 April 2021

Lazy Days

Lazy Days - oil on canvas (60cm X 80cm)

This is another painting from within my 5km walking route during Covid lockdown. I think I have nearly exhausted all the views close to home, well maybe just.........

 

Detail

 

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Cuddagh Bog


Continuing on a few hundred metres from Johnny's and still within 5km Covid lockdown limit of home.
Cuddagh Bog - oil on canvas (60cm x 80cm)



Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Johnny's


 I pass Johnny's farm almost every day on my walk. Sadly Johnny has passed recently but his memory remains.

 Johnny's - oil on canvas panel (16" X 20")



Friday, 7 August 2020

Rain on the way

Plein air painting opportunities have been few and far between this July. This oil sketch indicates the leaden skies we have been having lately. (Even the cattle are fed up) .

Rain on the way - oil on canvas (15" X 21")

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Castletown mill & bridge in May

The weather during the Covid19 lock down has been beautiful. The fresh greens of May are a joy to see. I think this large plein air painting of the mill in Castletown shows off spring at her finest.

Castletown mill - oil on canvas (60cm X 80cm)

Work in progress

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Ballyfin Demense

Ballyfin House - Oil on canvas (60cm X 80cm)
This is beautiful Ballyfin House in its stunning setting. What struck me about this view is the fabulous clear spring light.  Another painting completed during the Covid lockdown.

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Plein air during lockdown

Blazing dawn at Kilbricken - (12" x 16") Oil on canvas
On a recent early morning walk near home I saw this fabulous sunrise. I decided to try capture it.

Friday, 31 January 2020

Turning Heads - Tenby, Pembrokeshire

Turning Heads - oil on canvas (30" X 24")
 The idea for this painting came from the instinctive and hormonal reaction of some of the teenage lads to the girls about to cross their path. I just had to attempt to capture that moment.


Detail

Monday, 27 January 2020

Aghaboe Abbey - recent commission

Aghaboe Abbey - Oil on canvas (50cm x 70cm)
This commission was painted from a series of plein air drawings made at the Abbey.  In recent times conservation work has been carried out to protected the Abbey for the future.  I have very fond memories of play around the ruins as a child.

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Cherub at Colby Woodland Gardens

This is a little study of a statue at Colby Woodland gardens, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Cherub at Colby Woodland gardens - oil on canvas panel (12" x 16")

Saturday, 13 July 2019

More from holiday in Wales - Pendine & Marros

View of Pendine - oil sketch on canvas panel (12" x 16")

St. Lawrences church Marros - Plein air oil study on canvas panel (12" x 16")
Resting gardener statue at Colby Woodland Gardens near Amroth
 Here a pair of early morning oil studies made during our recent holidays in Carmathenshire / Pembrokeshire area. Just included the pencil sketch as a reminder of our visit to beautiful Colby Woodland Gardens.

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Dylan Thomas pilgrimage - Laugharne Carmarthenshire

Laugharne Castle early morning - oil on canvas panel (18" x 26")
Dylan Thomas Boathouse Laugharne - oil on canvas panel (14" x 18")


View of Taf estuary into Carmarthen Bay - oil on canvas panel (12" x 16")

The Grist - oil on canvas panel (12" x 16")
This group of early morning plein air oil sketches of Laugharne were complete over last week. Beautiful summer weather made it easy to get out early. Setting up my easel before 6.30am and working until 9am meant that I had to paint quickly. Laugharne is a beautiful place with friendly local people. I can see why Dylan Thomas kept coming back to the town.