Friday, September 30, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Tools of the trade

My old reliable palette knives- with over 20 years of painting service.
Also used to cut and inscise boards and canvas sheets. My current fav
is 5th from the left, broad sweep of oils possible.
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Friday, September 23, 2011

The Falling Man, September 2011

The Falling Man, (Jesus break his fall) September 2011
Oil on panel, 5 x 12 ins / 13 x 30 cm
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Monday, September 19, 2011

Paintings consigned to Redrag gallery UK

1. Achill Shore, Oil on paper, 8 x 6 ins
2. Erris Summer, Oil on paper, 6 x 8 ins
3. Sligo Fields, Oil on paper, 7 x 10 ins
4. An Tra Bhui I, Oil on paper, 10 x 7 ins
5. An Tra Bhui II, Oil on paper, 10 x 7 ins
6. Streedagh Summer storm, Oil on paper, 7 x 10 ins
7. Erris, September, Oil on paper, 7 x 10 ins
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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Backyard Drawings 2004 from Archive

Backyard, Cork City I - II, '04
Charcoal on paper, 19 x 23 ins

The alsation roamed in his fenced in yard, gaurding the prize racing pigeons,
who cooed all day and flew in unison over the houses
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Iraqi Refugees (from Newspaper) 2003

Iraqi Refugees, (from a newspaper photo) 2003
Charcoal on paper, 19 x 23.5 ins

This war is 10 years on, 1 million civilians dead or injured, millions more displaced, no end in sight. No goals, no endgame, no exit strategy.
Unjust retribution by a war mongering superpower.  
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Sunday, September 11, 2011

9 / 11 sketchbook (drawings from the TV, Sept 11th / 12th 2001))

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As the TV images appeared that bright September morning I started
sketching quickly with my inkpen on a small pad - not believing what I was seeing
and wondering was it the end of the world, fearing what blind retribution would befall the innocent across the globe.........

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Outbreak of cadmium orange on the palette!

                                             Cadmium orange from an old pot - escapes on to studio palette- creating all hell !

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Glenade paintings 2010

Glenade I-III, oil on canvas, 9 x 12 ins

from my 2010 solo show at the Hamilton gallery, Sligo
based on the turbulent, mythical valley between Sligo / Leitrim

These paintings are still in stock in the Hamilton Gallery (Dec 2011) 
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Friday, September 2, 2011

Small blue thing

Blue (Forever)
Oil on wood - 6 x 8 ins

several years of over painting on this
it was once a palette - a tray - a plank in a floor
and before that a tree in a forest, before being
cut down, processed - blue, blue the colour of forever
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