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 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.
A review of some of my paintings of the landscape of beautiful Donegal Ireland from 2018-2019.
Donegal has lots of breathtaking scenery. I love the coast and the old white houses and a lot of my recent paintings have been concerned with depicting a more intimate impression of Donegal. I don’t like to get into a rut, and I will switch subject matter to…
Why do the details matter? I have always had a fascination for the ordinary details that are easily overlooked. I want to convey what a scene looked like at that moment. Here I explain the inspiration behind my recent painting, “Near Dunmore Strand”.
Gola is a Donegal island I painted and thought about long before I set foot on its shores. I have written about it before here. Last month I was fortunate to visit it.
The journey to Arranmore is always a treat. The ferry is speedy. It takes not much more than 15 minutes to complete the three-mile journey. It provides a feast of inspiration for my work.