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Monsters and Lost Bunnies: 'Burning Words' is a Wrap

Today I received a lovely note from a friend about ‘Burning Words’ – my installation for last Saturday’s  Art in the Open. The response to the work has been overwhelmingly positive. 276 more words


Artist in my residence

Spawn packed up today and I reckon as I post this he is somewhere over Upper Canada – the bag with the oils and acrylics and many, many bottles of arty fluids, having made it through security. 125 more words


My studio smells devine.

The studio’s full of that fresh cut lumber and chopped wood smell and it’s yummy. There’s stuff on the floor in the upper studio and it looks like a real artist works here. 80 more words


Need for Speed

One of the many challenges of plein air painting is the need to work quickly.  In two hours, the light will change completely, and sometimes so does the weather! 249 more words

Watercolor Painting

The Intriguing Adventures of a Plein Air Painter

The Intriguing adventures of a Plein Air Painter –  Art In the Open Wexford 2014

The sun blistered the landscape and diamonds of light rebounded along the River Slaney, Co. 599 more words

Irish Paintings

multitasking for kitties and art in the open

My most favourite thing about my break from the-job-that-pays is that I have an extended period of putter time. Puttering is bliss in my books, and nothing pleases me more than doing several things while the tools are out. 174 more words



You can whine all you want about deadlines, but it’s a very nice feeling when you stick it out. Finishing means starting something new. It’s like the first day of class when all your notebooks are empty and your pencils are sharp. 104 more words