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The scribblings of an artist and photographer living in Ireland's south west

Re-working

January 14, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Oil painting re-working

Turf CartTurf CartPatrick bringing home a load of turf from the bog with the help of his faithful horse Daisy

The Turf Cart

Usually when I paint a pre-conceived idea it doesn't really work. I had this image of a horse and cart bringing home the turf. The trouble with ideas I don't see every part of the scene and as in the above oil I added in the stream on the left to fill up that area. It proved a disaster. I wasn't happy. It cut off a section of the painting which didn't have much on it, basically making two paintings. As well as this I wasn't happy with the horse. It just didn't look right, resembling a creature from the time before humans came on the Earth, I had to do something, so started by touching up on parts of the painting, which never works. I had to paint over most of it and basically start again. The paintings I develop on the canvas always work much better to those I paint from ideas.

So I painted the one below which I am now calling The Turf Cart #2

The Turf CartThe Turf CartSeamus bringing the turf home from the bog with his horse Dolly


Wailing Woman still standing even after Rey cut it down with her light sabre!!

December 18, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Skellig MichaelSkellig MichaelWailing Woman rock on Skellig Michael, cut in two by Rey's sabre in 'The Last Jedi' Star Wars film

Wailing Woman rock on Skellig Michael, cut in two by Rey's sabre in 'The Last Jedi' Star Wars film.


Overcoming cancer

December 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I have managed to overcome cancer of the oesphagus, with the wonderful help of the nurses and doctors of the Mercy and CUH hospitals in Cork, Ireland. I wrote a piece for the Irish Times which was published in November.

Please click on this link: We chatted about aliens


Turf Cart

October 25, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Turf CartTurf CartPatrick bringing home a load of turf from the bog with the help of his faithful horse Daisy

Patrick bringing home a load of turf from the bog with the help of his faithful horse Daisy


Black box lighthouse videos

October 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

 

Check out my 'black box' lighthouse videos. Lighthouses illuminate the dark places, beaming the light out. I've been flying my Phantom 4 pro plus round some of the Irish lighthouses and creating videos for you. I hope you enjoy them

 

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