Thursday, 31 December 2015

Street nocturnal

I painted this scene with acrylic paints, as I wanted to rediscover the medium and to try something different  from oil paints. So I invested in some Golden acrylics and some canvas panels, any excuse to buy art stuff. I approached my subject matter a bit tentatively, as I have always had some difficulty with acrylics in the past. The scene is a street in Wexford town, just before Christmas. The street is lit by yellow street lights in places, giving the houses a warm glow in places. Brush and palette knife and the work was dry in 30 minutes. Acrylic on canvas panel 8x10 ins

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Coastal scene.

I found this painting in the corner of my studio, it's from 2009. I like colour in my paintings, so I often see more colour in a scene than actually exists, as was the case here. A man standing on some rocks looking out to sea was the focus point, with his wife approaching cautiously. Oil on linen on  9 mm MDF board 8x12 ins.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Heading home

This little piece is of three figures on a beach, heading home. Colours are magenta and green for the figures against a warm foreground and blue background to create some depth. Oil on board 6x8 ins.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Bus stop, an abstract.

I was just trying to compose a painting from a scene at a bus stop, but could not decide on a composition test I was happy with. So I just went for texture and a degree of abstraction in the case of the painting below, oil on board 6x8 ins. Pure experiment in reality, a learning experience.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Mr and Mrs

I have not posted a watercolour for a while, so here is one from a while back. A farmer and his wife, watercolour on handmade cotton rag 200 lbs paper 7x9.5 ins. I was interested in light and dark contrasts, so the figures are almost in silhouette.