Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sea Shells


“Seashells” Coloured pencil on cartridge paper.

This started off as drawing practice before a class.I started with the oyster shell and then got carried away , putting in the other shells and decided to add some colour. I do love coloured pencil, but it is very time consuming building up the layers.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

For the birds


“Puffins”. 7”x5” Acrylic on canvas board.

For reference I used a photo from a friend of mine, DaveEdmunds,

I wish I was as good a photographer as him , because then I would be able to take decent photos of my paintings.

It looks like summer has arrived in Ireland as the weather today is brilliant, sun shining all day, should have got outside painting instead of being stuck in my studio, but at least I did some work.

Why is it that the paintings in your head never seem to get onto the canvas. I conjure up all these wonderful masterpieces in my imagination, but can never remember them when I need to. Hey ho!!!!!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Life’s a Bitch


“Life’s a bitch.” Acrylic on paper.

The second in the “dog walker” series.Not sure why I chose to do this one in acrylic rather than watercolour, but it’s done now so it doesn’t matter, does it? The colours aren’t so bright as this, I’m just a crap photographer.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Super Son


Once again the Ballycotton 10mile road race has come and gone, it was on yesterday and it reminded me that I had not embarrassed my son by posting the painting of him that I did  when he ran the race for the first time. It was on his list of things to do before he reached 40, and he achieved both last year. So there you are , I have suitably shamed him and probably ruined any chance I had of becoming a portrait painter.