Archive for March 2009

XtraCycle in Ireland

Last autumn I lived in the northwest corner of Ireland. This is my bike on the way home from the shops. The village was 4 miles away and the picture was taken with just a mile or so to go home - you can see my cottage in the distance.

(click to enlarge)
The beauty of an [...]


A new delight in the blogging world of late is Desked… Because of the beauty of a very simple concept - show us your desk, your place where your computer sits while you weave your blogging magic.
There’s a wonderful array of messy and stylish desks up there - go have a nose around.
I’ve waited [...]

Get Up The Yard

My studio is in a cobbled stableyard in an estate that runs from the edge of the River Liffey to the top of the Liffey Valley in a beautiful corner of Dublin West quiet close to County Kildare.
I’ve already shown you some shots of inside my studio, so here are some shots of the extraordinary [...]

Edgar Muellar Poster

When I got home from the studio last night there was a nice surprise waiting for me - notification that I’ve won a poster of Dun Laoghaire’s east pier with “The Crevasse” by Edgar Muellar painted on it, and the poster is signed by the artist.
I don’t know that I’ve ever been so far [...]

Do You Know The Weir in Lucan?

-Do you know the weir in Lucan?
-Is it a pub?
-A restaurant?
-What is it?
-It’s a…weir
I used to post a lot of Irish conversations

Answer #4: A Painting in 4 Stages

For Painting Giveaway #4 I asked you what was the name of the finished painting that started off looking like this first picture:

Although it might not seem like it, I knew what the finished painting would look like at this stage.
And for those who thought it looked like a map, specifically of Australia, you [...]

Painting Giveaway #4: Name That Painting

Yesterday my IrishKC site turned 3 years old. Somewhere in those 3 years is a picture of the finished version of this painting pictured here.

This is the very beginning of the painting, so it may look nothing at all like this in its finished form. Or it may.
The first person to leave a comment below [...]

Free Shipping of Prints (US Ground Only)

ImageKind, who I sell Prints of my paintings through, are currently running a Free Shipping promotion. (applies to US ground shipping only)
Use promo code: REFRESH1 (expires March 9th 2009 midnight PST)

IBA ‘09 Paintings Sale

These are the paintings that were exhibited in the Cork International Airport Hotel at the 2009 Irish Blog Awards.
Click on the paintings for larger views and payment details.

Pegli (30×30ins, 1,150 EUR)
Elevator, Sunday (40×30ins, 950 EUR)

Ballina II SOLD(16×12ins)
Waterford SOLD(16×12ins)

Sheep, Stone Wall SOLD (10×10ins, 90 EUR)
Cliffs of Moher III SOLD (10×10ins)

Stone Cottage SOLD (24×12ins, [...]

Short Sale Starts Tomorrow

The paintings that were exhibited at the Irish Blog Awards will be put online for sale tomorrow, Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at the same prices they were shown at in Cork, and then on Monday, March 9 I’ll end the sale and increase the prices by about 20%.
There were 17 paintings exhibited at the 2009 [...]