Brrrr Jane and I braved it down at Bally trent Beach today!!! Boy was it cold!! I got myself into a lovely little spot just at the entrance to the beach. The dune had built up over the course of the winter and there was quite a bit of shelter there, and a lovely little run off of water from the land, however by the time I was finished my feet were ice!!
Still it was lovely to get out and slap on some paint!!…Read on...
Posted on March 2, 2015 at 17:25 — 1 Comment
Set off to take part in the paint out in Clonegall the AM. but as I was driving it began to BUCKET down .....Swift about turn !!! Back in my studio now prepping and gessoing panels !!! Just the day for it cosy with my stove lit, radio on, Ah I suppose its going to save me time later on this spring /summer Ill have a heap of them ready for use !!
Posted on March 1, 2015 at 12:41
Been drawn to the beach this weather like a bee loves nectar. The big skies around Carne and south Wexford are just a pleasure to try to capture, although for me its often a case of going too far and not knowing when to "step away from the painting"!!!
I must say its been great getting out most days and giving it a go, even though its often FREEEZING!!
The brightness for the last week is very uplifting I believe!
It definitely draws me out to paint when its cold and…Read on...
Posted on February 2, 2015 at 13:58 — 5 Comments
This time of year its hard to try to stick the cold and wind. However I have been doing my best to get out and paint as I need " Brush Mileage" I am like the michelin man with all the layers on in an effort to keep the Baltic wind out of my bones.
One thing though, the cold makes me paint quicker and stay away from detail, as I know 1hour and 15-30 minutes will be the max I can stick the cold, before I have to head in and get rid of the numb fingers!!!
YES I do have fingerless…Read on...
Posted on January 31, 2015 at 9:40 — 1 Comment