Thursday, October 30, 2014

"Death and the Maiden" for the season that's in it

Here's my creepy Death and the Maiden painting just because we are in Halloweek.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Portrait Sketch of Martin

Here's my 40 minute demo from a recent workshop at Kennedy Art.
Martin, the model, always likes a challenging pose and he held this difficult twisty one really well throughout the day.

Contact Kennedy's for more details re my workshops.

Tel: +353 1 475 1749
Fax: +353 1 478 2022
Email: info[at]

Monday, October 13, 2014

New Workshop Dates

I’m looking forward to my next workshop at Kennedy Art on November 1st.
Here is the painting kit I use for my workshops.
I keep my warm, earthy colours to the left of my palette, white and titanium buff in the middle with a splodge of Liquin, and black and cerulean blue are tucked away on my right.
That’s a little cup of low odour thinner, and I always like to open a new set of bargainous synthetic brushes from “Create” using the three flats. The bigger brush is for blending.

There is one more vital part of my kit; a 16 x 12 inch canvas board prepared with a grey tone. I use a warm grey emulsion. 
It's so much better than painting on a white surface.

My workshops at KennedyArt are proving to be very popular, so as well as 6th December, we’ve added an extra date on the 13th December.
12 Harcourt St, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 475 1749
Email: info[at]

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Beyond the Stars

I illustrated a lovely ghost story called The Snow Globe by Marita Conlon-McKenna in Beyond the Stars. It launches at 6.30 tonight at Easons on O'Connell St, Dublin.
The book's proceeds go to "Fighting Words".
I hope to see some of you there.