Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Oil painting on canvas: Aventine Wedding

Naturally Rome is very popular for weddings, and in the week we were there we saw wedding parties every day. This couple were up in the park on the Aventine Hill getting their photos done. I love the visual dynamic of the third person in the painting, and the things it suggests.

This painting was in the Salon de ChiarraĆ­ in Tralee, County Kerry, along with two others, and in the Blueberry Gallery in Limerick city. Thanks to all at the SamhlaĆ­ocht Gallery and Maurice Clarke at the Blueberry!

It's now back home ..... and beautifully presented in a box frame.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

In Petrin Park

I totally forgot this one, which I made in 2005 after a visit to Prague.

It's 90x60 centimetres and an oil on canvas.

It's very odd, though, what people see in paintings. My mother saw this, and the first thing she said was 'that woman in the picture, she looks EXACTLY like your father's mother'. Now I never knew my grandmother, she died when I was very young, so I thought this was an interesting coincidence.

Of the Prague series of paintings I've made, I think this one is probably my personal favourite.

Friday, December 4, 2009

All-Ireland Final

I think it was a hurling final between Kilkenny and Limerick, but I can't remember. I just remember that the city council put up giant screens on O'Connell Street in Limerick, for local fans that couldn't go to the match. And the vibe in the street was great too. I got lots and lively drawings that day.

This picture is also on my Flickr.com page, and has been invited into various groups. Link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26811601@N03/

It's a watercolour on paper, about A3 size. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

San Gimignano, 16 June 2008

I sent this to the US to help raise funds for a charity, but don't know what happened to it anymore, and so have to consider it as lost.