I’ve learned a valuable lesson. It’s one thing to make something because one has been inspired by something or someone. It’s very much a different thing to make something on demand, because someone has requested it. In the former, there’s
I’ve been using tiny brushes (6/0) but I realised the other day that I really needed a tinier brush to get the level of detail that I wanted. Not having the patience (not sure whether this is a gift or
Sometimes I paint reasonably well. Other times I don’t. When I paint something I see in my head or something reasonably simple that I see in front of me, I’m OK. But when I’m trying to be clever or just
Work in progress. Maybe call this a draft. A half draft even. Though. I like it. This too. Done on a whim on the way to bed last night. What I like about this one is the accidental delicacy of
Not right yet after last week. I mentioned in a previous post that I was going to Sligo to adjudicate at the Sligo Feis Ceoil. The standard was high but it was a punishing schedule. Three 12-hour days, give or
I have plans for these guys.
I rarely ask myself why I’m doing this. You know, the creativity thing. But over the last few days I have been thinking about it a bit. Sometimes it serves as a distraction: something to divert my mind from thinking
I’ve wanted to draw/paint chillis ever since I saw a Mary West painting of chillis in an exhibition in Dublin years ago. I wanted to buy that painting but, for some reason now well forgotten, I didn’t. Anyway. At last.
Had to go to Tralee and back yesterday so not much time for art. I managed to do this before I went to work. Not sure about the gold though. This morning’s offering … Added to the vase … Slowly
Here it is … And a dandelion seed …
Again on small pebbles. Found my thinner white pen. I quite like these. They’re quite easy to do and they look pretty awesome. I’m putting them in a glass vase that Tom and Neidin gave us and that we have
… on a pebble. Shamelessly copied from a link Christine sent me this morning about mindful doodling. Just to give a sense of scale …
It looks better in real life than in this photo. Really.
Bee in gouache on pebble.