Sunday, January 29, 2012

Nude study in soft pastels on red paper.

Not one of my better ones, I think, the arm looks a bit funny, but I think this was a twenty-minute pose and it's on a large sheet of paper. I would have liked a bit more time to work on it. 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Three watercolour drawings from San Gimignano, Tuscany

I'm not normally a fan of very touristy hotspots, but this gorgeous mediaeval town near Siena was well worth visiting. Like many old towns in Italy, it's perched on a hilltop and full of tiny winding streets. A particularly memorable place was this café right at the main gate into the town, run by two of the toughest old ladies ever. You had to walk past them to get to the toilet, and they would not let you use their toilet without buying something first, so no matter how busy they were, they would still bellow out 'tea, coffee, cappucino, cola' to any unfortunates attempting to scamper past for relief. There was no escape. If you were naive enough to stop and try to explain (twitching all the while) how DESPERATELY you needed to go, they had no mercy, everyone wishing to use their facilities had to buy something. They were ferocious. 

You had to pay for your tea, coffee, cake and toilet, but the floor show was free. And so worth the twenty minutes taken to drink the coffee and enjoy the cake. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Netherlands versus Brazil

I love sports events. People are so focused on the event, they don't see me! Below, Netherlands versus Brazil, 2010, numbers I, II, III of XIII drawings.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Close of the Blueberry Gallery in Limerick

Maurice and Co. took an executive decision to close the gallery, and to relocate his other business to Castletroy, Limerick. He may be in a position to do exhibitions again in future, he told me.

Sadly, this means that I now only have ONE gallery with my work in it, in Draíocht, Main Street, Adare, County Limerick. Ah well.

However, am not really that bothered because you lot are looking at this page, with the postings on here.

I have two landscapes I hadn't photographed, they will be added soon.

And who knows, Maurice may well decide to do the mad thing and open another gallery in future ... here's hoping. 

Sunday, January 1, 2012