At home, with another unfinished study of Firenze. I often think how Constable would make wonderful full sized sketches, in preparation for his annual academy showpiece, that were always superior to the finished work. It is those masterful sketches that he was truly at home with. One day I might get around to making a finished version from this study.
From an Italian sketchbook 🌳🌿
I have always loved the shape of Italian trees in Da Vinci’s paintings.
The fragrant scent of the resin was thought to ward off evil spirits and ensure safe passage to the after-life. The wood was perfect for crafting coffins and shrines.
According to the Bible, Noah’s ark was made from cypress wood, as was the very cross on which Jesus was crucified.
A Dublin Sketchbook: radharc.
From the shadow of 1916, my beautiful Irish Countess, dwells upon the shade.
New Project: Countess Markievicz
I remember Matisse once said that Black is not a Colour but a Force.
This painting was part of the ‘Celtic Dawn’ group exhibition at the Fosse Gallery
Exiles acrylic on board 19x14cm 2017
A solo exhibition of ten new paintings from 1st – 30th June 2017
Ahead of The Steam Train
The Man & The Rose, oil on canvas, 71x50cm (detail)