Friday 22 July 2016

Latest commission

This oil on canvas commission was nearly abandoned during the plein air stage (I have an acrylic version on standby just in case). I wasn't happy with the meadow towards the front and at a loss how to resolve it. Still, I stuck at it and eventually got something of the look that I wanted. Lots of fine detail work in the studio made me realize how much of a shake I have in my hand (must cut back on the coffee).
I am at a loss as to what to call this painting, maybe something cliched like, 'Moyanna Meadow' though perhaps the client, Melissa Duncan, might have something to say about that.

Moyanna Meadow - Oil on canvas - 50cm X 70 cm


Wednesday 13 July 2016

Plein Air 2016 at Emo Court

I have just spent three days painting en Plein air at Emo Court which was organised by Laois Arts Office. Once again, Artist Jock Nichol lead the group of twelve artists in drawing and painting the landscape of Emo Court. Here are my efforts. Despite mixed weather I am pleased with all the paintings.

A huge thanks to Laois Arts Officer Muireann O' Connell and all the staff at the Arts Office, Jock Nichol for his patience and good humour and all the participants for a most enjoyable few days.

Day 2- Emo Court - Oil on canvas - 20 X 28 inches
Day 3 - Autumn - Acrylic on canvas board - 12 X 14 inches

Day 1- Emo Court - Oil on canvas - 22 X 26 inches

Saturday 2 July 2016

Plein air sketches from St. Helens Bay area, Rosslare, Wexford

This group of sketches were painted while on holiday in the St. Helens Bay area of Rosslare.
The paintings were mostly painted during the early morning using Golden Open Acrylics on 10 inch  X 12 inch canvas panel. The exception is the watercolour of the kids searching the shore for seashells at Greenore Point. I sold a couple of the sketches while painting so happy days (thanks Eileen).

Carne Pier- Early morning rain out to sea

Greenore Point - Watercolour

On the rocks St. Helens Bay

Tides in, St. Helens Bay

St. Helens Bay towards Greenore Point - SOLD

Cove looking towards Tuskar Lighthouse - St. Helens Bay - SOLD

St. Helens Pier