Bray Head Path – Plein Air

A pathway on Bray Head beside the steps. Lots of palette knife and thickness. 30x35cm. Plein air oil on board.

Knocksink Woods Enniskerry – Plein air

Oil on canvas. 40x20cm. 2 sessions. I blocked in using turpsy washes to establish basic values starting with the shadows(above). Then went straight in with paint but not impasto, but getting thicker towards the end of day one. Day 2 was a bit thicker again starting with strengthening the shadows first. It didnt feel right to get as thick and …

The Leadmines

Plein Air oil on canvas. 40x60cm. 3 or 4 sessions up at the leadmines, Co. Dublin.


Bullock Harbour Dalkey – Plein Air

Just up the road from Bullock Harbour in Dalkey County Dublin. Oil on board. 40x30cm. Right, so the story is I get there and do my preliminary thumbnail sketches, drive down the road for a cappuccino, come back and set up my easel etc and draw my sketch on the board then lay out my paints….wait…..wheres my white paint? Noooooo! …


Didnt turn out as I had hoped this one. Killiney Hill Martello Tower no. 7 in Dublin. Plein air oil on canvas finished en studio. 40x30cm.

Mist at Poolbeg Lighthouse

Plein air on canvas finished en studio. 60x30cm. Poolbeg Lighthouse, Dublin. I kept hearing this insanely loud foghorn getting closer, I thought it was the end of days. Then finally this huge ship barely appears and it was only 100 metres away. Freaky.

The Dart at Blackrock

The DART leaving Blackrock Station Co. Dublin. Plein air oil on unstretched canvas finished en studio. 20x30cm.