Saturday, June 29, 2013

Trolls under the stairs

Its a beautiful day. The sun is shining sooooo everybody is out having fun instead of buying art!!!


S’ok we don’t mind really. Please call in if you`re passing. We`ll be the trolls under the stairs.P4120029

Here is an old one of Phil’s of the kids on Ballynamona beach with Ballycotton Island in the distance. Beautiful Just !IMG_0029

This is a shot of the Cafe upstairs with Phils artwork on the wall.  Is my husband famous or infamous?? That is the question. Song for today is the theme tune from “the greatest american hero”. Bob the Blogger.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Time to stare

“ Brid on the rocks” Oil on canvas. 30”x40”
Hi all, hope today finds you all well, This is a painting of me on the rocks, at least that’s what I call it.I hate photos of myself so the only compromise was for me to look out to sea.Still I love this because it’s got real depth. It nearly sold a couple of times, but secretly I’d be happy if it never sold!
One of Phil’s  favourite songs when he’s a bit down is  “Always look on the bright side of life” by Monty Python, so if you need cheering up have a listen.
Also including two of Phil’s paintings you may not have seen before. Not my feet by the way!

A local scene. He’s good isn’t he.
Love to all.Bob the Blogger.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Work in progress

Morning all, thanks to everyone for reading this blog and for bearing with me while I learn to do it properly.      This is the painting that my darling husband is currently working on. I think its great but the detail of the crowd and the horses ( the most difficult part) is still to be done.  We await the finished product.IMG_0354
Here are some of Phils students paintings outside the studio. they are really good. Everyone is welcome to come visit us, even inside the studio, just smile at the bear and all will be well, mostly!!!!!P9180577
Here is the beautiful Ballycotton Lighthouse Island, we consider ourselves very lucky to live in this wonderful place. Bob the Blogger.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

In the studio

Hi all, this is the famous artist in studio. Please note that he is smiling !!!!! A rare enough occasion, no not really. We just had agro cos I dont know how to do a blog properly. I am learning and on my third try I’ve had more hits than him !  The whole purpose of this is to sell paintings so in the next few days I`ll show you some of my favourites. For today it`s the old stone pastel sketch which I love. Love stones me.  Till tomorrow. Bob the Blogger.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Views from Phil’s Studio

"He’s lucky to be able to paint from this beautiful place."

Hi all, we are sad today because it seems one of our heroes “Madiba” may soon  take his “terminal breath”. All morning we are singing, “Free Nelson Mandela”. He will surely go to heaven smiling and wearing one of his bright shirts. You’ll soon be “ Free Nelson Mandela” .
Bob & Phil

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hi I’m Bob





My  husband is a boring old fart so I have decided to take over his blog.

I am going to show you his paintings, his studio and tell you things about our lives.

The purpose of all this is that, I want him to be a famous artist. It’s a recession folks, but we’ve still got to make a living!

I haven’t told him I am doing this…yet, so don’t squeal!


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Wise Old Owl


 Barn Owl045“Barn Owl” Coloured pencil on paper.

A painting of a, sadly, declining species in Ireland but thankfully still relatively common in my area. It takes a lot of work to build up the colours with pencil but is worth it in the end. I might go over the background with acrylic as I am not really happy with it, I tried blending with white spirits but it only partially worked.


“Robin” Mixed Media

Painted this initially in 2007, with coloured pencil, but reworked it this year with acrylic in the background.