Tag: painting

  • Cobh III (County Cork)

    Painting: “Cobh III” My third time to do a painting of the Cork Harbour town, this one was where I was showing the Commodore Hotel as well as a larger impression of the town so I decided to go for a higher view. Also prominent are the White Star Line Building, the final port of…

  • Burren Walls (County Clare)

    Painting: “Burren Walls” Stone upon stone upon stone. I find the Burren in County Clare intoxicating. I love that in a landscape often so desolate you are always looking at a million rocks, of which every single one has been held in human hands. Also, I just like rocks. And stone walls. And the odd…

  • Clifden Painting (Galway)

    Painting: “Clifden” I like shapes. And I like the shapes of Clifden. Who, I ask you, doesn’t love a triangular square? This is Market Square. People seem to like Clifden because of the good times they’ve had there. I’d be in that camp. People like Clifden a lot. Surrounded by ridiculous scenery, the town known…

  • Connemara Cottage (Galway)

    Painting: “Connemara Cottage” This north Conamara scene is one I cycled to several times one day and just kept stopping looking at it knowing I would paint it. I had started the day down the end of the Sky Road beyond Clifden and made my way to the Renvyle peninsula before I started going around…

  • Lahinch (County Clare)

    Painting: “Lahinch” (Clare) There’s a feeling you get when you walk on the beach at Lahinch. You’re not in Ennistymon and you’re not in Liscannor. You’re down the road from Doolin and you’re down the road from Lisdoonvarna. You’re a stone’s throw from the Burren and you’re a stone’s throw from the Cliffs of Moher.…

  • The Long Walk (Galway)

    Painting: “The Long Walk” (2011) Once upon a time in Galway I sat on Claddagh Quay and, using my bicycle as an easel, painted the view across to the the Long Walk. Then it rained. It was a nice rain, soft, refreshing, and created wonderful effects on the painting. Then it rained harder. The effects…

  • Painting: Wall, Donkey

    “Wall, Donkey” (Ireland) Stone walls are one of my favourite things. Indeed one of the reasons I am so slow on my bicycle in the west of Ireland is because of stopping to look at stone walls. And who doesn’t like a donkey? Seriously, who? I painted this donkey after an encounter at a dry-stone…

  • Painting: Clonakilty Bay (Cork)

    “Clonakilty Bay” (County Cork) A west Cork scene. You’re south of Clonakilty looking across the bay towards Inchydoney. Technically you’re looking at the bit of land that joins the bit of land that stops Inchydoney Island from actually being an island any more, but who’s getting technical. I’ve cycled up and down the road that…

  • Poolbeg, Kayakers, Sunlight (Dublin)

    Painting: “Poolbeg, Kayakers, Sunlight” An iconic Dublin scene I would have a long close look at once a month for over a decade. It’s of Scotman’s Bay as you look at the back of Dún Laoghaire’s East Pier and beyond to the Poolbeg chimney stacks. I was always on a bicycle when I did this…