Tuesday, September 16, 2008

One I'd forgotten about ....

Watching the Comhaltas Concert, one of my degree show pieces. This is in a pub in Ballypatrick, on the slopes of Slievenamon, in County Tipperary.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Art auction updates

Above: Nude in Charcoal and Conte Crayon
Below: Nude in Pencil

I'm very happy to say that all three pieces I submitted recently for charity fundraising art auctions have sold.

The two Nudes above were sold in the Limerick Gay Pride Art Auction and Garden Party, and I was delighted and surprised when the auctioneer announced that there was a reserve on both of them when they came up to be auctioned. Both were sold above the reserve price. So I'm pleased, and the two pieces have earned a little money for the Rainbow Gay and Lesbian Support Services. In total over €10,000 was raised at the art auction, which is amazing considering that it wasn't full of people, and because of the current economic climate in the world in general.

Also, Sailing to Ischia III was sold for €380 at another auction in Cork city, Ireland, to raise money for Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland. I was told that it was one of the better sellers, and was bought by a lady in Cork city. I was also told that this auction raised €4,000 for the hospital, a small amount considering the amazing work they do, but every bit helps.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Knockfierna Rambling House

Knockfierna Rambling House. Another one I did not long out of college, on the impetus of that. It's from a drawing.

Knockfierna is a real place in County Limerick, the hilltop is a commonage and has one of the few reconstructed Famine villages in Ireland. A Rambling House is what people did before television, they'd go visiting in the evening, for company, tell stories, sing songs, dance. This is a view from the window of the actual cottage, down the hill towards the village of Ballingarry.

Knockfierna is from the Irish cnoc on fhirinne, which means 'hill of truth'.

This image is from a drawing taking from one of the said Rambling Houses.