Saturday, 28 May 2016

Blue cow, oil sketch on paper

A very restricted palette here, a cow in a field with the hills and the sky as a back drop. Oil on paper 5x7 ins. Palette knife and brush.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

A farmers home, oil sketch by Joseph Mahon

I have been doing a lot of oil studies on paper recently, mostly landscapes. Dramatic skies and wonderful clouds appeal to me. This little study oil on paper 5x7 ins is of a farmers house, barn and the sky for company.


Friday, 20 May 2016

Landscape study

A landscape study on paper 7x10 ins. I use oil painting paper at times to try out different compositions and colour schemes or just work out an idea. This little painting is of a view near to where I live. I was mostly interested in the sky and creating distance and depth.

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Figures from a sketch book

Another sketch book study of three young men at the water's edge contemplating going in for a swim or just talking. Watercolour on cartridge paper 8x11 ins

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Holiday people

One of my sketch book studies. Watercolour on cartridge paper. A holiday couple 8x6 ins.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Mom, Dad is lost again.

A little study of a dad, mom and their son. Dad is looking at a map, not sure which direction to go. Palette knife on Jacksons linen canvas panel on 3 mm MDF. Approx 15.3 x24 cm ( 6 x9.5 ins )