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.

Monday, March 20, 2017

A view of Cork City
Ink Pigment on Acrylic Paper

The first painting of Cork City for a long time. Tried to keep it loose but was very hard not to get bogged down in detail.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

More Miniatures

More miniatures showing Ballycotton Lighthouse. Available to buy on or Facebook page

Friday, March 17, 2017

More Original Paintings for €20.00


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Sunday, January 29, 2017

"Punts in Ballycotton"
Acrylic on canvas
16"x12" Unframed

I took this picture a long time ago, the punt in the back being that used by the lifeboat to ferry to the crew to and fro. Initially tried to use ink on the canvas surface but this did not work, the ink bleeding too much, so was forced to try acrylic over it which seems to have worked.
I have tried to keep it loose but have as usual got tied up in detail, but I think it has worked out alright.

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

End of Autumn

The End of Autumn
Ink Pigment on Acrylic paper.

This painting came about almost by accident. One of my students was trying out ink pigment. She discarded this one and I said I might use it as a background. There was a pool of paint in the centre so I let it run and the basis of a tree appeared which I then worked up with a black fineliner pen. The leaves were an afterthought which I put in with acrylic paint.