Sunday, November 23, 2014

It can take a long time to do a painting!

"View of the Mournes from the Dromara Road, near Ballynahinch, County Down, Northern Ireland", 2014.
Oils on canvas, 50 cm x 70 cm.

The painting was actually started in 2007, when I completed the sky and basic layout. Then I got stuck and left it, just returning to it in the last month. As often happens with me - after I have left it long enough - the final stage is quite straightforward!

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Recently completed paintings!

Since I have been working in my new studio, I have completed these paintings:

"Welsh Mountainside near Salem, Caernarvon", 2014.
Oils on canvas, 50cm x 40cm.

"Ballygowan Road, near Saintfield, Co. Down, Skyscape", 2014.
Oils on canvas, 25.5cm x 35.5cm.

"Sandy Shore Skyscape", November 2014.
Oils on canvas, 22.5cm x 30cm.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

New studio!

For several years I have rented a studio in the nearby town of Lisburn. But this has ceased to be a practical arrangement, so I have been fortunate in being able to get a custom made studio built in my back garden. I have been very pre-occupied with getting everything moved and sorted, but I have been able to paint there for the last month. My productivity seems to be on the increase!

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Catching up on my Blogging!

I have been badly neglecting this blog for some time. At any rate, these are some paintings that I have completed since my last entry!

"Landscape with river", November 2013.
Oils on canvas, 81cm x 101.5cm.

This is what I term an "Inner Realist" painting. It is imaginary, a sort of dreaming on canvas, but uses the language of Realism. After that, as you can see, I have been concentrating on my "Skyscapes"!

"Medium Skyscape 1", December 2013.
Oils on canvas, 49.5cm x 69.8cm.

"Small Coastal Skyscape 1", December 2013.
Oils on canvas, 25.5cm x 30.5cm.

"Small Skyscape 4", February 2014.
Oils on canvas, 25.5cm x 30.5cm.
(Since sold and now residing in Germany!)

"Lisburn Road Skyscape", March 2014.
Oils on canvas, 59.5cm x 79.5cm.