Category Archives: Slate

Frog Blog

Hi Everybody, Hope this Valentine’s Day finds you all well. Today’s piece is my first attempt to paint a creature. I was attracted to painting this from the wonderful varieties of colour on these tiny  tree frogs. This little guy … Continue reading

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Faces in Spaces

Hi, Hope everyone is having a good day. Today is the first showing of my latest piece of work and I am very happy with the result. The original idea was to create a painting in one day by simple … Continue reading

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Hands of Stone

Hi, I am a big fan of boxing and a good amateur during my teenage years. My three favorite champions are Mohammad Ali, Roberto Duran & Sugar Ray Leonard. Today’s piece is called “Hands of Stone” after Roberto Duran, his nickname being “Hands of … Continue reading

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Galaxy of Love

Hi, This is my latest piece and my second painting of Deep Space. It has taken 3 weeks work and I am very happy with it. On the other hand I am slightly disappointed because the best photo I could take does … Continue reading

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Believe!

Hi Today’s painting brings back memories of living the dream. It is one of three painted on a beautiful summer’s day in a riverside garden out in the wilds of Co. Galway. It came about when my partner’s daughter complained … Continue reading

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Go with the flow

Hi, Today’s painting is a Bob Ross technique of wet-on-wet oil on slate.  Although I started painting on slate through necessity  I now find thatI prefer it. Canvas is a relatively smooth surface, the slate is a little more unpredictable. … Continue reading

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Face to Face

Hi Everyone, When first picking up a slate, I also pick up a sense of its dimension, thickness and grain. I consider the negative space that will be created by carving that the slate lends itself to. This space will be … Continue reading

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Little Angels

Hi Everyone, Today I am showing you a simple but effective design that I used to create two slates, one large and this smaller version. The first was quite difficult because the slate was rather different than the slate I had … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s a New Day

Hi, Today, only a short blog.  I am truly suffering for overdoing things yesterday – and that was just from the walking I did! Despite this I had a lovely day. Many thanks for all the Birthday wishes and the nominations from 365 … Continue reading

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Dancing at Lughnasa

Hi, Today in the Celtic calender is Lughnasa, traditionally the beginning of the harvest season. It is named after Lu, God of Arts and Crafts who dedicated this festival to his foster mother Tailtiu, the last queen of the Fir Bolg. … Continue reading

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