Irish castles are always dramatic and this is an example (with a little bit of “artistic” licence, thrown in) executed in ink and watercolour – line and wash.
I simply couldn’t resist painting this pair of truly beautiful leopards.
Watercolour on paper, size A4, commissioned artwork – now with new and very happy, owner. The name of this little scotty dog is indeed, “Cookies”.
One of the problems facing acrylic artists is that this type of paint often dries out too quickly. Artists who work in acrylics ( as I do, albeit occasionally) know how frustrating it is when you leave a specially mixed colour, for even a short time, to find on your return, that the paint on the palette, is now as hard as a rock, totally unworkable and, therefore, quite useless……
Having seen artists try to keep their acrylics moist via the use of cling film, kitchen foil and assorted covers, which worked for a couple of hours but not much longer, I have a solution that works very well, even in the summer heat of my Breton Studio. That is, to place the palette, plate, and so forth, on which you have mixed the paints, in a (preferably) clear plastic box that has a tightly fitting lid. This container will keep the acrylics moist and totally useable for several days. I use the container for a brand of chocolates (covered in gold foil) that are extremely popular at Christmas, for this purpose, and it has never let me down. I hope this tip will be of use to you.
This watercolour features a little cove in Ballycotton, a well known an very picturesque fishing village in West Cork. I added in the cat for a light touch. This artwork is now in a Private Collection.
This artwork (Artist’s watercolour on rag paper) was built around the bunch of cherries, adding the deep blues of the plate and the copper browns of the jug for emphasis. Details and price available on request..
Commissioned by an orchard owner. Both of us were very pleased with this work. Now in a Private Collection.
A friend’s photograph initiated this artwork. It was executed in acrylics painted on primed board and framed, under glass. Details and price of this original, signed artwork are available on request.
Some people deem still-life to be old-fashioned….. Details and price of this original, signed, artwork available on demand.
Commissioned artwork, featuring a popular local tourist townland.