Tuesday 5 March 2019

Of Castles & Kings

Here is a little oil sketch painted at a recent artists informal evening paint in. With thanks to artist Kevin McCann for the reference photo.

Of Castles & Kings - oil on canvas panel (12" X 16")

Sunday 3 March 2019

First plein air sketch of the year

Friday 1st March was a beautiful warm spring  morning so I decided to take my plein air gear outside for some painting. I spent about three hours or so on this oil sketch of a view that I have painted many times before. The time passed quickly as I chatted with people who were out for a stroll. By lunchtime heavy rain had started so it was time to pack up and head home. While the painting wasn't as finished as I would like, it is always great to paint outside as it clears the cobwebs and of course you have to cope with the changing mood of the Irish weather.

Bridge & Mill at Castletown - oil on canvas panel (14" X 18")