A3 watercolour on paper
Sometimes spotted off the West Cork Coast. I loved the colours of the sea and whale that day and have tried to catch the motion of the moment.
GOLDEN EAGLE HEAD
A3 watercolour on head of a Golden Eagle. Bright eyed and alert the bird seems poised, about to turn to the viewer.
When I lived in the Italian Tyrol I would often see these wonderful birs in flight while I was climbing in the Dolomite mountains whete they still thrive.
DUNMANUS CASTLE. WEST CORK
Showing the pale early-morning colours of dawn at Dunmanus Bay, West Cork. The old stones os the castle towet contrasting with the more modern farmhouse and the timbled rocks and pooled water of the bay.
Cliffs at Mizen Headwatercolour on A3 paper
The cliffs and sea arches at Mizen Head are worn by the rough waves of the Wild Atlantic Way so that they change from year to year.
Cliffs at Mizen
390mm x 285mm
Watercolour on Paper
All my life I have loved and kept pet cats and been fascinated by their Big Cat cousins. I've tried here to capture the watchfulness of the wild animal, even when it rests.
A4 watercolour on paper
I have tried to keep this study light and delicate.
Portrait of Judith
Pastel on paper 70 X 45 cm
This started off life as a study
for an oil painting but, years
afterwards, I came back to it,
feeling the model's strength
of features and direct gaze
might work well in a medium
I think the finished result has
a delicate but striking air to
Tempera on Canvas 40.5 X 30.5cm
The technique of tempera lends itself beautifully to bringing out the strong and glossy colours of the butterfly wing, without losing the sense of its delicacy.
Irish Dreamy Girl Portrait
Watercolour on paper A4 sized
In soft shades a dreamy close-up portrait of a beautiful young woman, with tumbling hair and bright, vivid eyes.
Irish Dreaamy Girl
Morning in the Alps
Watercolour on paper 30 x50 cm Portaying Ortler in Italy, 3905mt high. I have climbed in these mountains in my youth and am always struck by the way the early morning light fires the varying colours of the rock-face.
Morning in Alps
Pen & Ink Drawing
17 X22 cm
Taken from an old painting by Rembrandt kept in the Hermitage Museum, Russia.
Like many artists, I find that studying paintings by Old Masters and trying my best to copy them, in who9le or in part, is a disciplined way of extending my own range and of coming to better understand the Masters' methods. Rembrandt always excelled in his depictions of middle-aged and elderly people and to work from his work is a pleasure that I hope this does some justice to.
Silver Valley (Tribulaun Alps) Watercolour 28 X 38 cm
Ancient silver-mines lend this valley its name. I often travelled the motorway Nth/Sth across the Alps and this peak caught my eye in many seasons and times of day until I felt compelled to paint it. It is shown here in mid-winter, in the chill of early morning.