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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