Exhibition in Dún Laoire

An original oil painting of pumpkins by contemporary Irish artist Catherine Considine
Pumpkins in a Row, one of my 3 still life oil paintings on show.

I have 3 still life paintings in the upcoming exhibition at the Dúnlaoire Art Gallery (opening St. Valentine’s Day, 14th February 2015), funky, traditional & large, I like the rustic organic nature of them. The blue violet on the ageing skin of the pumpkins & the whacky height of the brussels sprouts on the stalk.

Palette for my painting ‘Where in the World’

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The Cliffs of Moher, West Clare, Brian Boru and the Considine Connection

Photo of Irish artist Catherine Considine at Black Head, North Clare
Leaving the cliffs behind – at Black Head, North Clare on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, September 2014.

I haven’t managed a successful painting of the Cliffs of Moher in Co. Clare yet. I was happy with the colours & forms in my last picture, but the composition lacks balance. I have a feeling that if I can experience a day of turbulent sky there, I’m sure I can make it work, especially in the height of summer when the cliffs will be most pale. I like the cloud in my oil sketch though – it was an accident when the painting was being transported, but what a nice idea. Continue reading “The Cliffs of Moher, West Clare, Brian Boru and the Considine Connection”