Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Who's minding who?
16X24 cm Coloured Pencil.

As usual I have great intentions to update my blog on a regular basis and as usual fail to do this.
This little painting is made using coloured pencil and the reference I used was the internet.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The Scratching Post
Coloured pencil on paper
€195 Framed.

My first finished painting in 2020

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Image size 11" x 8"
Framed size 15" x 12"
For sale framed €195.00 

This painting of these beautiful goldfinch, is one of my few watercolours as I prefer other mediums. However I don't think it turned out too bad.For sale mounted and framed with a one inch white mount and one inch white moulded wooden frame.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Red Deer Stag
Pastels on board.
11"x 8"
For sale framed.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Cat in the West End.
Ink Pigment on acrylic paper
16" x 12"
For Sale framed.

This is my second painting of Ballycotton from this angle, this one with a black cat that crossed the road as I was taking the photographs.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

"Stag Fallow Deer"
Pastel on pastel paper.
11" x 8"
€195.00 Framed.

It's a long time since I used pastels, but have always loved the hands on feeling of them. This is the second painting I have finished in the last couple of weeks. I will post the other one soon.

Monday, February 11, 2019

"Last Summer"
Oil on canvas paper.
"11 inch x 8 inch "
€195.00 Framed

A small colourful painting with memories of the fine summer of 2018.
Children playing on the beach are always a a great subject to paint and with the Lighthouse Island of Ballycotton showing , immediately gives one a sense of place.

Monday, February 4, 2019

16"x 12"
Oil on canvas paper.
For Sale framed.

Another painting in the series of Cockerels and hens .

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Cock a Doodle Dawn
12"x 8" (30cm x 20cm)
Oil on canvas paper.
Available for sale framed for €195.00 +pp.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

New Painting

Just starting a new picture and I am going to try to remember to post pictures as the painting progresses. This is the drawing,for which I used the grid system to transfer the image from a smaller photo. You can see the remains of the grid after erasing as much as possible, the paint should cover the rest.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

"Mr & Mrs"
Oil on board
15"x 8"

After a very long break I am back to using oil paint, I had forgotten how vivid the colours can be and the ease of blending  colours together. This is the first in a series of three and I will post the other 2 in a few days.  

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Ink pigment on watercolour paper. 16"x12"
For Sale Framed €295.00

Another painting of one of my favourite subjects and medium.

Available for sale  on my website

Monday, May 21, 2018

Monday morning, 21st May, it's raining, but this is Ireland, we expect it to rain, so make the most of it, at least we won't die of thirst.
Had a nice surprise yesterday evening, my wife said she heard a Cuckoo, haven't actually seen or heard a Cuckoo in the village in 40 years of birding here. Luckily it started calling again and I spotted it in a Sycamore tree in the garden next to mine.

I'm back working with coloured pencils on my Birds of Ireland series, Only about 400 left to do.Lol
Here's a work in progress, "Song Thrush" using coloured pencils on Bristol board.


Friday, May 11, 2018

For the Birds

12"x 8"
Coloured pencil on acrylic paper

"Eurasian Wren"
12" x 8"
Coloured pencil on Bristol board

Back to the birds and coloured pencil, I still have the intention of painting every bird common to Ireland, however I think my production needs a boost. 

Monday, January 8, 2018

"Thames Barge"
Ink pigment on Acrylic paper.
16" x 12"

Another painting using ink pigment, I really like using this medium, the colours are so vibrant and I find them easier than watercolours. Going through a phase of boats at the moment, which I love, although I'm a lousy sailor.

Friday, October 20, 2017

"Fishing Boats in Ballycotton "
Ink pigment on acrylic paper.

Whenever I am struggling for inspiration I turn to the harbour in Ballycotton. With all the different boats, most commercial fishing boats ,  others waiting for their weekend owners to take them out on a pleasure trip, I never fail to see a potential painting. For this painting I used my (at the moment) favourite medium, ink pigment, with a small amount of acrylic for some of the smaller details.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Cobh from the pier.
16"x12" Ink pigment on acrylic paper.

The colourful town of Cobh is a great inspiration to paint. Love this view from the pier. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Apple Blossom Time

Ink pigment on acrylic paper.
16" x12"

Back to the ink for this one .Took the reference photos myself in the beautifully wild garden alongside my studio.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Market Street in Kinsale
16"x12" Coloured pencil on card.

Back to the coloured pencils for a while, a view of Kinsale from an image I took a few years ago. Can't begin to count the hours that went into it but I think it was worth it. I have taken photos of the work in progress which I will post if anyone is interested.