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Tuesday, 18 December 2018

2055 Breakfast Coffee SOLD!

50 x 50 cm oil on canvas

The old vintage bread bin is center stage again, flanked by a classic French cup and saucer filled with fragrant black coffee, strong enough to wake up the sleepy, and my turquoise teapot and gaily coloured yellow coffee pot.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

2054 'Sandy Pair'

15 x 20 cm oil on panel, framed

These two girls were very busy digging in the sand not sure what they were making, but both were liberally coated in sand.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

2053 Saving Jelly Fish

8" x 6" / 20 x 15 cm oil on panel, to be framed
I noticed this little girl picking up stranded jelly fish when the tide went out and returning many to the water.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

2052 'Sand Chucker'

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

Here is Tim having fun chucking sand onto the rocks at the beach

Monday, 3 December 2018

2051 'Waiting for Dad,

8" x 6" / 20 x 15 cm oil on panel, framed as soon as dry!

Started painting again after recovering from two back to back exhibitions. I thought that I would like a change from still lifes and had a bunch of ref photos from a trip to the beach with the grandsons. Got some interesting shots which is always a bit difficult as people can be funny about strangers taking shots of their kids. We had some great weather this summer almost a heatwave which is unheard of here in Ireland. So it was a great opportunity to get some snaps for painting.

Friday, 16 November 2018

2047 Grape Trophy

20 x 20 cm oil on canvas, box framed behind glass

Available though Gallery Kilbaha, Co. Clare

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

2046 'Bread' SOLD!

50 x 50 cm oil on canvas, framed ready to hang
I remembered that I had bought this old enamel bread bin awhile back from an auction and as I had been painting a lot of vintage enamel kitchenalia I dug it out of my garage/store room and hey presto another painting was born! available via my web-site

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

2044 Purple Garlic

20 x 20 cm 8" x 8" oil on canvas box framed

First of 6 small paintings for Art Source

Monday, 5 November 2018

2043 End to End

6" x 8" / 15 x 20 centimeter oil on panel, framed
Have been so busy with exhibitions and painting that I quite forget to post my new paintings, so I'll try and catch up in the next weeks.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

2040 Delicious Brie SOLD!

     6"x 8" 15 x 20  oil on panel

An Irish Brie produced in Wicklow Most delicious, gone now!

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

2037 Mine With Lime

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

My last painting to be framed, now onto small 15 x 20 cm paintings which I will frame myself. The last paintings to be done before Wexford opera festival and then Art Source! Phew!!

Sunday, 7 October 2018

2036 Ready to Pour SOLD!

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

Enjoyed painting the enamel teapots before so I couldn't resist portraying them again, along with my favourite Denby jug.

Saturday, 6 October 2018

2035 Silver,Brass and Copper SOLD!

50 x 60 cm 20" x 24" oil on canvas

I'm enjoying painting these teapots and kettles, thought that they would make a great group together.

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

2034 Soda Please!

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

I bought this lovely cherry red soda siphon  in England on a recent trip. There are many vintage,  quirky soda siphons around, I am always on the look-out for them, cocktail shakers too.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

2033 Explosive

40 x 40 cm oil on canvas, available

Gin and tonic with pink grapefruit, The colours in the photo din't come out quite like the painting, but you get the idea. ! 

Friday, 28 September 2018

2032 Intertwined

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

An old brass charger was among a box full of old metal plates and platters, although rather bashed and mended I liked the pattern that had been beaten onto it. Paired with some beeswax candles I thought it would make a good subject to paint, though it became a 'fiddler' I could have fiddled and corrected this painting forever more!

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

2031 Tea or Coffee? SOLD!

40 x 40 cm / 16" x 16" oil on canvas
I bought this lovely vintage teapot on a recent visit to the UK in a fascinating vintage store full of goodies and was among a number of purchases I made there.

Monday, 17 September 2018

2030 'Exposed'

30 x 60 cm oil on canvas

Another painting to carry on the theme of yesterdays painting, the colours of the background are slightly more yellow, can't always get the colours accurate with photography despite photo editing.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

2029 'Opening'

12" x 24" / 30 x 60 cm oil on canvas, framed

Now here is something different from my usual style! duck eggs in a row with my old coffee pot, vase and lily. It's so nice to have a change in painting styles, very refreshing, painted a sister painting to this one which I will post tomorrow. 

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Autumnal Colour

8" x 6" oil on panel, framed

It's coming up to that time of year again! I look forward to the summer for so many months and then it's gone again so quickly. Still each season has it's own pleasures, the turning of the leaves being one of them.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

2028 'Plum Line'

6" x 8" / 15 x 20 cm framed, €195 available through Old Market House Arts Centre , Dungarvan

3 lovely juicy fruits, bright colours of summer. How lucky we are to have such a wide variety of fruit available the year through. But none taste so delicious as the summer ones.

Monday, 27 August 2018

2027 Ready for Painting SOLD!

39.5 x 61 cm / 15 1/2" x 24" oil on panel

Started this one a while back and it's finally finished, framed

Saturday, 25 August 2018

2026 Leaning

6" x 8" / 15 x 20 cm oil on panel, framed. Available at Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan

Found these pretty pears at the local supermarket, unfortunately they looked better than they tasted!

Sunday, 19 August 2018

2025 Morning Coffee SOLD!

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

I strolled through a flee market in northern France in June where I found this lovely old Peugeot coffee grinder, looking beautifully chipped and vintage. I bought several other items that will appear in future paintings, looking forward to painting them. I wish I could paint a bit faster, have more ideas than time!

Monday, 13 August 2018

2024 Blue Teapot SOLD!

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

I found this old chipped enamel teapot in a local auction along with a few ancient kitchen bits and bobs including this egg timer, which was so dirty you couldn't see the sand in the glass, so that did get a clean. But the teapot I left with all it's layer of dust and cobwebs. The egg I found with the feather attached one morning while making breakfast, and of course it had to get included

Sunday, 5 August 2018

2023 Rustic three

15 x 20 cm 6" x 8" oil on board, framed

A Spanish terracotta dish was the starting point for this painting framed and available from my web-site.

2022 Cuddle Up!

15 x 20 cm 6" x 8" oil on panel, framed, in gallery
Fresh figs are so interesting to paint and lovely to eat afterwards!

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

2019 Coffee with Lemons SOLD

20 x 25 cm 8" x 10" oil on canvas panel

Still haven't caught up with blogging, hoping to catch up soon!

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

2018 On a Pedestal

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

Trying to get a few small paintings done for a gallery down south, I have a list of paintings I want to paint and somehow my time seems to get spent doing other things, I wish I could paint faster!

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

2016 Queen of Hearts

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

Not catching up with my posting on this blog. one of my recent favourites!

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Monday, 2 July 2018

2014 In Harbour

15 x 15 cm oil on canvas, framed, available

I have got so far behind in my posting, it will take me a little while to catch up. So much to do and time flies by and things get neglected. It is so hot here in Ireland, a very rare occurrence, that it's hard to concentrate and things get put off until the weather goes back to normal, (cool and rainy!)

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

2013 Summer Colours, SOLD!

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

Dug out this pretty piece of material I had, to use it as a background for my pots, love the colours, looking forward to summer.
We have real April weather here, rain, shine and repeat, clouds moved along by the very gusty winds.

Friday, 20 April 2018

2012 Silver and Blue

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

My blue bottle again, he has featured in a number of my still lifes, past and present. I think he is  admiring his own reflection in his silver companions.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

2011 Blues and Green SOLD

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

3 of my bottle collection, really liked their coloured shadows

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

2010 Cocktail Time

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

Back to small paintings, have some nice frames made up by my framer, ready to go.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Thursday, 12 April 2018

2008 Candle Light

35 x 25 cm 14" x 10" oil on canvas
This one was difficult to photograph, the colours are not quite right - the rose is more pink as is the glass, when you correct one colour it skews another. Not expert enough in photo editing to know how to remedy the problem. Anyway this is the first of a pair of paintings involving a single rose.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

2007 Lost Petal

50 x 70 cm = 20" x 28" oil on canvas to be framed €1295

This was a labour of love, I have to admit, so glad that it is finally finished!

Saturday, 31 March 2018

2006 Bed of Leaves

30 x 30 cm = 12" x 12" oil on canvas, available

A plate I've hung on to for a long time hoping to incorporate it into a still life, well it's time has come and this is the resulting painting!

Thursday, 29 March 2018

2005 Plated

30 x 30 cm 12" x 12" oil on canvas

One last strawberry from a big box of very large strawberries, it's almost as big as the apple.

Thursday, 22 March 2018


25 x 20 cm = 10" x 8" oil on canvas board, framed

My paintings this size seem to sell the best so I want to get plenty painted before the summer exhibitions!

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

2003 Eaten

25 x 20 cm = 10" x 8" oil on canvas panel , framed available

Another painting of my silver cup with enormous winter strawberries from Spain, and both still with the remnants of the blossom. The third strawberry didn't quite make it as I had to do a taste test!
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