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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

1947 White Dress

8" x 6" 20 x 15 cm oil on panel, framed and available HERE

This little girl, in her simple white summer dress, is testing the waters. Her skin is tanned after a summer of beautiful weather and fun filled beach days.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

1944 Silver Bowl

40 x 50 cm oil on canvas, framed

Back to still life, another one for my upcoming solo show in Co. Kildare.

Monday, 27 February 2017

1945 Flip Flops

8" x 6" /25 x 15 cm oil on panel framed, available via my web-site €125

   This young lad has been playing footie on the beach, now taking a rest sitting on his favourite ball, he has become mesmerized by the coming and going of the waves.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

1942 Oranges and Bay

40 x 40 cm /16" x 16" oil on canvas panel soon to be framed

One of my favourite angles for a still life, the bay sprig cut from a small bay tree in my garden.

Monday, 20 February 2017

1943 Connemara Cottage

11" x 14" / 28 x 35.5cm oil on board

behind this lone building was a back-drop of mountains, the weather was changing so rapidly as it does here in the West of Ireland, a bank of low clouds shrouded them, I took the ref photo quickly, a few minutes later the scene was gone.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

1940 Tin Roofs

35 x 45 cm / 14" x 18" oil on panel, framed and available via my web site

Old stone farm buildings near where I live, I really like the colour of their corrugated iron roofs (rooves) The doors taken off and replaced by more corrugated iron leaving the old doors propped up against the wall.

1941Sandy Bottom!

8" x 6" / 25 x 20 cm oil on panel, framed and available

Another small beach painting, this time a cutey that must have sat in the sand playing with her bucket and spade.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

1939 Still Lake

11" x 14" / 28 x 35.5 cm oil on panel, at the framers, available

A small brightly painted rowing boat is tied up on a placid lough Atorick in Co. Clare, Summer sunshine and puffy white clouds above and a myriad of wild flowers and grasses surround this lake that is largely isolated and unspoiled.

Friday, 20 January 2017

1938 Red Doors

11" x 14" / 28 x 35.5 cm oil on panel, to be framed, available via my web-site

My daughter and I like to explore the area around where we live, here in Ireland, and on one of these walks we came across these interesting farm buildings. The days are short in the winter here, with the sun lowering in mid-afternoon, causing the long shadows on the grass and building.  This was what drew me to paint this scene, along with the bright red doors and windows.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

1937 Sunny day

30 x 40 cm oil on canvas (12" x 16")
 This country lane near where I live, is dotted with interesting buildings some no longer lived in. Farm buildings, some used some not and fields of cows and a pony or two.

Friday, 16 December 2016

1936 Sun Hat

8" x 6" - 20 x 15 cm oil on panel, framed, available

Another child on the beach this time a little girl, shading her eyes from the very bright sun.

I have one more painting to finish before I down brushes for the Christmas break and that is a boat moored on a local lake.

 Still lots to do before Christmas including baking,shopping decorating to name but a few.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

1935 Curly SOLD!

8" x 6" - 20 x 15cm  oil on panel, framed, available via my web-site

While I'm waiting for my landscape to dry, I thought that I would get back to painting a few children  in the meantime, love the beautiful curls on his head.

Monday, 5 December 2016

1934 Rusty Roof SOLD!

11" x 14" / 28 x 35.5 cm oil on panel

A local scene of rustic farm buildings in the late afternoon light. An old bedstead propped against a wall as an improvised gate and an old bike tyre leaning against the low wall all things that drew me to this subject matter. The roofs very often clad in corrugated iron, rusting  to give added colour to the scene.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

1933 Early Morning Frost SOLD!

11" x 14" / 28 x 35.5 oil on panel

Just finished, another wintry landscape, along the same country road as the last painting, just a bit further along. Both buildings are abandoned and forlorn but are still picturesque on this cold and frosty morning. To the left, what looks like a dead tree is actually a telephone pole adorned with the remnants of  dead ivy entwined around it. Ivy is everywhere here and finds many trees to encircle and grow up into.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

1932 Who Lived Here? SOLD

11" x 14" / 28 x 35.5 cm oil on panel

There is a very pleasant walk not far from me, a narrow country lane almost a track in places, a few farmers and other people live along there but also at least 5 uninhabited houses and cottages that are slowly sliding into decay and this is one of them. I wonder who had lived here and why they left and let their property fall into a ruin. The interesting thing about this cottage is that it is semi-detached and the other half of the house is lived in and well cared for.

Friday, 21 October 2016

1931 Number 1 SOLD!

20 x 15 cm / 8" x 6" oil on panel, framed

My last little lad in this short series, no more painting for now until I get back from the art festival in Wexford. Getting everything framed and ready to go, endless lists of things to take, how we will get it all in the car I don't know! Over 100 paintings and I'm not taking all!!

Thursday, 20 October 2016

1930 Busy Sold!

20 x 15 / 8" x 6" oil on panel framed

A busy bee enjoying the sunshine and the beach, always so much to do!

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

1929 In Dad's Shadow Sold!

20 x 15 / 8" x 6" oil on panel, framed

I thought that I would change subjects for awhile and enjoyed painting this little boy.

Friday, 14 October 2016

1928 Little Brown Jug SOLD!

7" x 10" / 17 x 25 cm oil on panel, framed

You might not recognize the prickly fellow on the right of the painting. No it's not a mini hedgehog! it's a horse chestnut casing found by my family in our local forest. Unfortunately edible chestnuts are not native to Ireland.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

1927 Turkish Coffee

15 x 20cm 8" x 10" oil on panel, framed and available

I made use of my apple again, pairing it this time with a brass mocha pot.
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