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October 2021 Oystercatchers over Garryvoe - Work in Progress Acrylic Gouache
Decided to tackle a bird / seascape combination this time featuring a gaggle of Oystercatchers as they skim over the Atlantic breakers pounding onto Garryvoe Beach.
The base image is from a mobile phone shot taken during a walk along the beach following a big atlantic storm and the oystercatchers were created as a composite of several (blurry) mobile phone shots taken on various days which werepasted together to create the desired formation. I think the challenge with this painting will be the backlighting of the waves and the complementary lighting of the birds' wings I will add images here and to my Facebook pages as this painting progresses
Gouache painting inspired by the beautiful winters evening light highlighting the beech trees around Gortroe Cemetery. To try out a more painterly approach I painted a quick (for me) layout painting to try out the basic composition, shades, tones and lighting, I also limited myself to no more than 4 hours to complete the image seen on the right. Quite pleased with the exercise & results I decided rather than enhance this painting with more details I would start an entirely new painting, to see that painting in high res click the image below.
Another watercolour of the very beautiful and tranquil Lady's Cove. This location was one we used on my recent 3 day painting course in Dumore. I tried painting the scene in the field using oils, with mixed success, time was a bit limited as it always is when painting in the field, so I wasn't really that happy with my partially finished artwork, however as usual I took plenty of photographs on my tablet to use when I had time later, in the comfort of my 'studio'
Thought I would have a go at another watercolour using a mix of translucent wash and opaque 'gouache' styles, think I am rather pleased with the end result
Watercolour on A2 Bockingford paper
Wonderful 3 day painting course at ARTFORM, in Dunmore East, County Waterford, Ireland
Painting still life & some of the local scenery in oils
2nd Abstract commission , Work In Progress
24" x 30" Mixed media on canvas
Foam sheet and jesmonite ready for initial colour application
Water colour sketch, villa view,south of France
Abstract painting commission now completed and ready for handover to the client.
The client liked one of my existing abstracts but wanted a slightly larger canvas, this one is 24" x 30" using mixed media, foam, jesmonite & 2 part clear resin