This is the follow up portrait I said I was doing in my last post.
I placed both paintings in frames to visualise the finished presentation.…Read on...
I painted this during the Covid 19 Lockdown. I am writing this a s a blog because I didn't think it was apt to go in the Open Air Gallery. She posed for 4 x 20mins with 10min breakers in-between. It took me 10 - 12 hours to complete.
She liked it and asked me to do a matching one of her fiancee. I'll post when completed.…
Watercolour on SW rough 200lb. 30x11ins. Was commissioned earlier this year to do this for a local businessman. It's one of the biggest paintings I've ever tackled, certainly one of the widest. It took me two days and have to say I was very pleased with the result, and extra delighted when the recipient was happy too.…Read on...
As this is the year that celebrates the 250th anniversary of the birth of arguably the greatest composer that ever lived, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), I thought I would try doing a portrait of him as I am a fan of classical music. For this I decided to return to my original working media of pen and ink. It took a while but am quite satisfied with the result.
Portraits and life drawing not my usual forte, but have to say I enjoyed doing this. …Read on...
Never painted so often! Another one from the studio, with a change of atmosphere. 'Rainy Day at Selskar Street'. Again my favourite paper Saunders Waterford rough, 10x7.
'All Moored Up' at Wexford Quays. Another studio effort on Saunders Waterford rough 10x7.
Spent best part of the afternoon on this one from a photo. Three of Wexford's fleet of mussel-dredgers, featuring 'Ede Cunze', 'Cecilia' and 'Noordster', moored alongside at Common Quay.…Read on...