Monday, June 18, 2012

Paint Out at the Corn Loft Studio

A painting colleague let us loose on the grounds of her beautiful home yesterday. A difficult day for plein air painting, with the sun coming and going and then one almighty hail shower int he afternoon. I decided to focus on close-ups, given the conditions.

I was drawn to these magnificent foxglove (digitalis purpurea - just showing off!) for my first one (the yellow is a bit oversaturated in the photo - must get a better camera):-

(14" x 11" Oil on Board)

For my second, I had a bit of a "Monet moment", unable to resist the challenge of these waterlilies, especially as they were in full bloom:-

(14" x 11" Oil on Board)

Here are photos of both scenes:-

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Exhibition News

Just a quick note to let everyone know that,  due to popular demand, the group exhibition by the Denis Collins Gallery in the new Presentation Centre in Enniscorthy is extended until the 29th June. It features new work by yours truly among some other local artists. Also there are still a very limited number of places remaining on my morning demo/workshop in Inistigoue on Monday 30th July, courtesy of Art in the Open. For details and to register, go here