Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Monday, 29 December 2008

Winter Sunshine

oil on board - 4" x 4"

It's been cold and sunny the past couple of days and the children have been out playing with their Christmas presents. This is Rauri all bundled up against the winter chill.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008


4" x 4" - oil on primed card

Saturday, 6 December 2008


oil on primed card - 4" x 6"

The weather has been dreadful these past few days with icy winds and persistant rain, most of the time walking anywhere is not a pleasure. There is the odd break for an hour or so when the winds drop, the rains stop and the sun breaks through giving a welcome window of bright light. I took advantage of of one such respite and took a walk along the riverbank where I spotted this duck wading in the shallows.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Crescent Moon

oil on primed card - 4" x 6"

This sketch of Sunday's pale crescent moon hanging in the sky with planets Venus and Jupiter, in the last light of the winter evening, was done from memory....note to self: crescent moons are exceedingly difficult to paint.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008


oil on primed card - 4" x 4"

Monday, 3 November 2008

Monday, 27 October 2008

Fading Autumn Light, Near Ballyfinnane

oil on primed card 4" x 3¾"

Yesterday afternoon I went to visit friends who live a few miles up the hill above the town, I left there for home as the light was fading. The first frost of the year had been forecast and the cold air had formed a light patchy mist. I was annoyed with myself for forgetting my camera as there were some beautiful images of the last light trickling across the trees and the landscape. By the time I had figured out how to work the camera on my phone the light had all but gone but I did manage to capture one image of the vestiges of remaining light and have produced this small oil sketch from it.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Riverbank, Cois Li

oil on primed card - 4" x 6" Unframed
A new amenity walk has been opened near to where I live. The original path along this small river was always muddy and overgrown, a dumping ground for everything from builders rubble to dead animals. The transformation is a most welcome asset to the town. While there are no dramatic or grand sweepng views there is much to catch the eye and delight the senses. I'm sure it will be the inspiration for many future paintings as it has been for this one.

4 Cherries

oil on primed card - 4" x 6"