Sunday, October 16, 2011

National Library of Ireland

Inspired by one of the door panels of the Reading room. Such a beautiful space and very kindly opened to us for our sketching session today with Dublin Sketchers. This bird caught my attention, though I may have abstracted it a little! Thank you again to the National Library for being so welcoming.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Art in the Open paintings 2011

"Esse" [Sold]

Photographs of the two pieces exhibited as part of the Art in the Open Festival in Wexford this August. A fantastic weekend!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Iveagh Gardens - May 1st

My little contribution from yesterday - such a beautiful day. Love the Iveagh Gardens, tried out a new brush pen but I think I have resigned to the fact that I can't use it properly and we will be parting ways, it's not the brush.. it's me.. or something to that effect!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Leaves are back

 Leaves are back
I haven't been out sketching in ages and had visitors this weekend, so couldn't make it to the regular Sunday meetup, so instead I brought out my camera to keep me occupied. These lovely leaves were taken up at IMMA in the formal gardens there, which are absolutely beautiful. Hope to get out sketching again soon though!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Kilmainham IMMA

  Lady in the Lillies

Farewell to the Red Coats

Loved the Moderns Exhibition today in the IMMA - what amazing work. So sorry that I hadn't gone to see it before today. The first image above was done from an image and the second from a poem on a wall downstairs. Was trying out a new brush pen - which I found isn't really my cup of tea, can't get any detail in - but it was fun to try and very quick - as I spent most of my time browsing the exhibition and did these two in the 30mins before we all met up again in the cafe!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

'Dune Grass'

Paint Out with SEPA in Curracloe Beach, Co. Wexford. Beautiful spot, fabulous sand and of course great weather in the sunny South East! Fooled around with a few paintings but ended up back with a pen in my hand, like how it turned out too.

'Bob away'

Done on the Paint Out in 'The Safe', Rosslare Harbour. A fantastic day with beautiful weather, great advice and company. Thanks to all in SEPA for a truly great event.

'Street View'

"Street View" [Sold]

Second day of the Art in the Open festival in Wexford town. Set myself up and struggled with the straight lines as per usual, but it was all worth it and had a serious celebration that night after selling it in the Exhibition. Loved the viewpoint and the juxtaposition of the different buildings down the little street, hope to do another painting of it in my black and white sometime soon!

'Between Showers'

"Between Showers" [Sold]

Done on my first day at the Art in the Open festival in Wexford. Got absolutley drowned wet, dried off and sat back at my easel to finish it off! Really enjoyed the day!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

For Dad

It's my Dad's birthday next weekend and he's off to climb the Matterhorn, again. Always so nervous when he's away on these trips, but it's his thing. The solitude of climbing along the ridge of a mountain I can only imagine. Though going by the way his eyes light up as he tells us of his trips, that solitude sounds incredible.

Painted using acrylics and goache on acrylic paper.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Phoenix Park 11th April

Done with red oil pastel and gimpy markers! Very annoying to work with, turns out marker can't go over oil pastel and it's very messy!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sweny's Chemist - Joyce's Ulysses 24th Jan 2010

Unfinished as it got way too cold to be sitting on a wall!! Great turn-out for the sketchers, must try get out more often.. had been too long.