October 30, 2017

Art in the Open, Wexford 2017

Wexford is a 3 hour drive from my hometown in the north of Ireland. It took me until mid-afternoon to arrive. By that stage there were dozens of artists set up and painting in the grounds of the first venue, a stately home. The weather was a bit overcast, so I decided to do a warm up quickie of a fellow painter. That was a good start to the week. I had a coffee, then did another 5 minute figure.
October 29, 2017

Languedoc 2017

I began with a careful drawing. But even a drawing such as this is in realty quite complex. The scene in front of me was a small town. But I had to restrict my drawing to a small portion of it.  Thats not easy. So as the painting progressed I began to get restless. The bottom half reflects this.
August 13, 2017

Alicante, Portugal

We, my wife and I , had a smashing holiday in Alicante. Just a few days, but a it's a great city to visit. We stayed in a B&B type hotel on Rambla Méndez Núñez. That was a more or less picked at random, but turned out to be a really good location. A stones throw from the old town and a short walk to the beach. The beach is incredible. It's right on the city doorstep. Good food. Reasonable prices...best I know of in Europe.
July 22, 2017

Tuesday Paint-Out 18 July 2017 Inch Abbey

This video cast.I'm hearing from progressives who understand that if we want to communicate our hopes and values to Americans, we can't abandon the field of religious discourse.
July 7, 2017

Urban Sketching Kit

July 6, 2017

plein air watercolour kit