Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Summer Morning, Coumeenoole (West Kerry)

This is a larger studio painting, based on a small plein air done earlier this year. I made some minor compositional changes, but otherwise remained fairly true to the observed colour.

Summer Morning, Coumeenoole
(24" x 20" Oil on Canvas)

This is the original plein air painting and a photo of the scene:-

Monday, October 17, 2011

Altamont House Paint-Out

We had a group paint-out to the beautiful Altamont House and Gardens in Co Carlow yesterday,. We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day, but unfortunately limited painting time due to a late start and early closing time. Still I managed to do one painting. The photo has come out a bit blotchy for some reason. In particular the softer passages of the painting are less textured than they appear on the photo.

Autumn Sunlight, Altamont House
(14" x 11" Oil on Canvas)

This is a photo of the scene:-

Monday, October 10, 2011

Ballymaloe House Paint-Out

I joined a neighbouring plein air group for a paint-out at beautiful Ballymaloe House yesterday. It was a dull misty morning, but cleared up a little in the afternoon. I had to look hard to find some colour in the morning, but found these dahlias in the yard.

Dahlias, Ballymaloe House
(10" x 12" Oil on Board)

Since the sun was coming and going in the afternoon, I settled for this shaded corner of the garden for my second painting.

A Quiet Corner, Ballymaloe House
(14" x 11" Oil on Board)

Photos of both scenes:-

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Back in the Studio

It's probably been over a year since I did my last studio painting, but I finally got the urge to do so a few days ago. This is based on a plein air painting I did earlier this year.

Towards Clogher Head, West Kerry
(20" x 24" Oil on Canvas)