Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A Day in Rosslare Strand

Well, that was the plan, but it remained stubbornly dull and grey until mid-afternoon, so I headed down to The Burrow instead. There's a bit more to work with there - the strand is totally featureless on a dull day. As it happened, I decided to  invent" the sunlight and I'm quite pleased with the result.

Dappled Sunlight, The Burrow, Rosslare Strand
(10" x 12" Oil on MDF Board)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Some Spring Sunshine at Last

It was great to get out to paint with my local plein air group yesterday. A very start to the morning eventually gave way to beautiful spring sunshine. But of course it didn't last - the showers started by mid afternoon! But we got some 3-4 hours of almost continuous sunshine and fairly mild too. I got two small paintings done, so I went home feeling fairly satisfied with myself.

Spring Morning, Edenvale
(12" x 10" Oil on MDF Board)


Spring Afternoon, Edenvale
(12" x 10" Oil on MDF Board)

Monday, February 18, 2013

A Cold Day at the South Slobs

Our first group paint-out of 2013 yesterday. It was reasonably mild and sunny for February, but there was a strong and quited cold South East wind coming off the Irish Sea. Since the Slobs are very exposed, it was far from pleasant out there! Still it was great to get back out painting again (I have become a little too fond of warm studios!).

Just the one little painting then, before the cold went through me. I had to play around quite a lot with the puddles/tractor ruts to make and interesting lead-in pattern.

Winter Morning, South Slobs, Wexford
(11" x 14" Oil on MDF Board)




This is a photo of the not overly-impressive scene:-

Monday, February 11, 2013

Yesterday's Lifedrawing Long Pose

Great to get a chance to paint a live model for a almost three hours yesterday afternoon. I will get back to plein air landscape work soon, but I'm really beginning to enjoy this genre too.

Catherine at the "Swallows Nest Studio"
(20" x 15" Oil on Board)