Welcome to my blog!
If you don't want to miss a thing - sign up for free posts & see my new paintings hot off the easel by entering your email address ( box in the right hand column).
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, 29 May 2017

1961 Bluebell Spring


35 x 45 cm / 14" x 18" oil on panel, available when dry and framed!

These lovely bluebells were blooming in part of our local Forest Park which surrounds Lough Derg. They bloom among a beech grove hidden off the beaten track, so you can only find them if you know where to look.

35 x 45

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

1960 Ducks and Roses


50 x 50 cm / 20" x 20" oil on canvas

Well here we have another labour of love! a rather pretty one I think. I'm enjoying interspersing my still lifes with a few landscapes very different method of painting.

Monday, 15 May 2017

1959 If You Go Down to the Woods Today


35 x 45 cm / 14" x 18" oil on panel

This is a scene from our local forest park, it surrounds Lough Derg (Co. Galway) and is a great place on our doorstep, to enjoy nature. We have had some lovely weather this past few weeks, though it has turned rainy now, so my family and I went to see the bluebells that cover another part of the woods. I took loads of photos of the carpet of blue, although this scene  is without bluebells, I was attracted to it because of the shadows crossing my path. I will be painting a scene next which will feature those blue lovelies!

Thursday, 11 May 2017

1958 Potted Strawberries (available)


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

It is strawberry time again, although it is possible to buy these lovelies all year around, there is nothing like eating fresh fruit in their right season. These didn't make it out of my painting room or the rest in the punnet either!

Monday, 8 May 2017

1957 Bucket & Spade (available)


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

My grandson having a lovely day out at the beach on one of those rare sunny and warm days here in Ireland! When we see its sunny we have to grab every ray and get out of doors tomorrow it could be cold and wet.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

1956 Burning Bright


10" x 8" / 25 x 20 cm oil on panel, framed

This is one of those paintings I nearly gave up on, I left it for a couple of days and came back to it when I was in a better frame of mind and had more patience.

Friday, 28 April 2017

1955 Up - Standing (available)


10" x 8" / 25 x 20 cm oil on panel, framed 

I have a collection of these stoneware jars, so rustic and simple forms, ideal for a still life! 

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

1954 Slip Stream



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

I'm trying to get a bunch of small paintings finished, for up coming shows, but I keep getting pulled in other directions.Got to focus some how!

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

1953 Line Up (available)


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

Another small one finished and framed, ready for the next exhibition. These plums were lovely sweet, and juicy, which made a change from the usual rock hard, never ripening sort we normally get from our local super market!

Thursday, 20 April 2017

1951 Slice, framed, (available)


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

'Paint a few small ones', is on my to do list, along with a bunch of other things waiting to get done.
Now that spring is here I've created a couple of raised beds on my weedy lawn where I'm growing a bit of veg, nothing too exotic as the weather in Ireland can't be relied on and is none too warm in the summer.

Friday, 14 April 2017

1950 Visitor (available)



40 x 40 cm / 16" x 16" oil on canvas

I have been busy with a commission, but managed to paint this one along side it. I'm looking to get new ideas into my still lifes and find I get ideas about four in the morning when I seem to wake after a busy night 'sleep thinking' not all ideas are that great in the cold light of day though!

Saturday, 1 April 2017

1949 Parked Up





40 x 50 cm / 16 x 20 ins oil on panel

Another rural scene, on a favourite walk near where I live. This old tractor has been inviting me to paint it for quite awhile. Although rusty and probably quite a few years on the clock, it's still used to cut the verges and maybe a a field or two.

Friday, 31 March 2017

1946 Spring Flood


20" x 24" /50 x 60 cm oil on panel €895 available via my web-site

It always seems to rain here in Ireland, especially heavy rains in spring time, flood many low lying fields that are already sodden with the winter down pours. Some flooded fields almost look like lakes and I have even seen swans gliding around on them!


Friday, 24 March 2017

1948 Sand Play



6" x 8" / 15 x 20cm framed and available via my web site
Soft sand, an endless sand box to play in. So many possibilities to be creative and have fun.


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.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...