Saturday, August 31, 2013

Another work in progress

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Another coloured pencil on the go. This Budliea is just outside my studio and has been full of butterflies so I took a few shots and tried to reproduce the wonder and beauty of the insects. Got a bit bogged down with the flowers so took a break and went on to the picture I showed yesterday.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Work in progress


My latest venture, coloured pencil on pastel board, from a photo by a friend of mine, Andrew Foley, I have changed it around to suit myself , added the mouse etc. Still a long way to go, I will post another WIP. I had forgotton how long coloured pencil takes, but I do love the results.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Cork Craft Month

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Cork Craft Month runs from August 8th until September 8th at venues all over the Cork area. This weekend the Shanagarry Design Centre holds centre stage with free painting workshops by myself on Friday and Saturday afternoon (both full), clay modelling worshops on Saturday and Sunday afternoon by Orla O’Rourke, (fee payable), of Stable Door Pottery and free hand scrub by Elaine Hayes of Angels Touch. There is so much going on it’s really worth a visit.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Bank Holiday Weekend

It’s a Bank Holiday Week End here in Ireland and in Ballycotton , every year, they have a fund raiser  for the RNLI, which is very well supported, especially as we have a lifeboat in the village, well in the harbour actually.
If you are anywhere near Ballycotton for the weekend call down, there is loads for the kids to do and adults too.

Friday, August 2, 2013





I have been very busy this week, the pressure is on, my students exhibition opens on next Friday night, the 9th Aug, so everyone is up to high ninety. I thought I would put up some of their paintings as an example of the quality of their work, hopefully any of you able to make the opening will do so.

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