I painted this small painting over a number of days, over Christmas. I would usually paint a picture like this in one day but the light kept going and I wasn’t very energetic so I decided not to rush it and wait until the next day. I think my patience was well-rewarded.
I have painted this house before, in a much larger painting. It’s interesting how the more distant view produces a cooler more airy painting.
A review of my most popular paintings of 2019 and a silly photo of me and Seamas.
A very short history of railways in Donegal and a series of paintings inspired by the beautiful Burtonport Old Railway Walk.
I have two paintings in this years’ Glynn Vivian Open Exhibition. I give a summary of the highlights of the opening show in swansea.
The landscapes of Donegal, Ireland have provided me with so much inspiration for my art I thought I’d share some background about our house just outside Burtonport.
The background to my painting of Inishkeeragh, a tiny Donegal island. I was curious about the feint outlines of ruined houses I could see either side of the restored summer house. I wondered about them and their families.
This is a footnote to Sunday’s post about “A Donegal year”.
A review of some of my paintings of the landscape of beautiful Donegal Ireland from 2018-2019.
Commissions are usually pretty interesting because they will challenge me in some way or another. This particular commission’s challenge was about scale.
On a grey overcast day, when the clouds seemed always about to descend on us, we drove to a smart red Georgian house by Lough Gartan, near a place called Churchill (Irish: Mín an Lábáin). This is Glebe House. It had been the home of the English-born artist Derek…