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March Steel
14 hours, 5 minutes ago 0
Posted in: Photography

It’s the first week of March and temperatures have dipped again with no real sign of spring in Connemara just yet. This week saw our first real snowfall with spectacular drifts on the mountains and a heavy smattering of white along the valleys and roads. We’ve been hearing about the icy weather around the country […]

Blue Pool
2 weeks ago 0
Posted in: Paintings

I got back to this piece recently, having started it before Christmas. Here is the painting as I found it below – the main shapes have been loosely defined with blocks of colour, mostly blues and yellows.         I looked up the photograph I had been using for reference – it was […]

Looking at Matisse
3 weeks, 6 days ago 0
Posted in: Paintings

I’ve been looking at the work of Henri Matisse and particularly the way that he uses colour and pattern. I like the contrast in his paintings  – where he uses dark colour ( almost black ) to outline shapes. This still life ( below ) for example is vivid and bright but full of contrast. […]