Thursday, August 28, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

Elephant Garlic 5x7in


Enjoyed making this piece. I used warm earthy colours for the foreground and shadow areas, contrasted by cool highlights.
Official opening of my exhibition 'Near the Coast' opens tonight at 6pm in Baldoyle Library.
Better get the wine and snacks ready! Hope you can come along.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Press Release

Had a great days painting today on Lough Corrib. Painted the only lighthouse 'on a lake' in Ireland at Ballincurrin. It was a great spot for a swim too!
Came back to the studio to find that my work was being featured on an American website/ forum for artists called Empty Easel. You can check the article here. Its great to know they enjoyed my work.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Paint Tube 5x5in


Just in from painting outside(plein air) all day in the village of Cong, Co. Mayo.
Enjoyed makng this piece. Finished it off this morning. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Orange Lollipop and wrapper 5x5in

Hi from Co.Mayo.Today was my second day painting in 'the west' and we got out on location on Lough Corrib. It was brilliant to be outdoors even though it did rain a bit.

I have managed to keep up my daily painting as well as the landscape work being made here.
Tried to post last night but had computer problems.typical!
This Lollipop was delicious!

Friday, August 15, 2008

'Near the Coast' - Exhibition Notice

Have an exhibition opening on Monday next so don't think I will have time to paint and post tomorrow as I will be setting up the show. I will be heading to the west of Ireland to paint with artist John Dinan next week during the first week of the exhibition, but will be back for the official opening on Monday the 25th. Really looking forward to it.
You can find details about the show on my website

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A Cherry on Top 5x5in.

'For the Artist to see is to conceive and to conceive is to compose' - Cezanne.

Press play to watch or watch here on youtube. Enjoy.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Lego bricks 5x7in

Have to admitt the time spent on the last couple of pieces has been more than a day, but I am enjoying the results.
Got a lovely email yesterday regarding my 'daily paintings' and that sort of support and encouragement makes the process even more enjoyable.
Lego has such a universial appeal. I hope its as popular with boys and girls young and old as it always was.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Thumbtack 5x5in


Thumbtack or pushpin. Interesting!

Really enjoyed making this piece. A homage to an important bit of stationery.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Toffees 5x5in

Made this painting and video piece yesterday. It's a real insight for me to look at my own painting process as an 'outsider'.

If you cant see the video here is a link to it on youtube. Enjoy.