Harbour Bar Bray – Plein Air

Plein air study of the Harbour Bar BrayThis one started off as a plein air sketch but I took it back home to work on in the studio. The best bar in the world.

31x19cm. Oil on canvas paper.


Mr Jelly

The wonderfully talented Reece Shearsmith as Mr. Jelly.

Speed oil sketch on canvas paper. 20x20cm. 80 mins on the nose.

If I ever paint something nice for my sister Im gonna stick this painting to the reverse of the canvas and not tell her…..she is scared shitless of clowns.

Michelle O -The Lady in Red

Michelle ObamaTried to get the Red of the dress, the blue of the hair and the whites of the eyes to represent the American flag. Changed the background from black to be a compliment of the red dress, the colour of money.Composed the figure askew and leaning into the canvas to see if I could get a feeling of movement(should gravity determine the ear-rings point downwards? Maybe this adds more movement)

I wonder if I added some horns would people give out?I wonder is it still O.K. to paint political satire?I wonder.