Tag Archives: slate
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
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
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
Hi, This piece of hand-carved slate was given to my son when he was expecting his first child. I made a second for a friend in similar circumstances. It is called simply “Mother and Child”. It’s good to think that the work … Continue reading
Hi, today I am posting one of my earlier works and was created by the layering of two slates to achieve this effect. I believe it is the perfect piece for today as it coincides with the last installment of St. Anger … Continue reading
Love’s Far Horizon
Hi, The weather is beautiful here today with a bit of a breeze to take the edge off the heat. Today’s piece is a hand carved Blue Bagor slate on mirror called “Hope”. It is of a young woman on … Continue reading
Here’s Looking at you – Mirror Image
Hi, hope you like today’s piece. I’ve always liked tribal art and these fella’s were irresistible! I’m keeping today’s blog short as am writing a piece about chronic pain for tomorrow.
Too Hot for Pants!
Hi, this piece is perfect for today where the sun continues to split the rocks here in Ireland. It’s called “Skyclad” meaning to wear nothing but the sky. Celts fought in battle naked, bodies painted blue with woad and lime … Continue reading
Hi, today I’m introducing the “Faery Goddess ” The piece itself was really a labour of love because of all the detail involved. The design is taken from a Linda Ravenscroft watercolour, and the slate inspired by living in the … Continue reading
Stand Your Ground
Hi Everyone, today’s offering is a carved and engraved slate with mirror background. I’ve always been a fan of comics, 2000 AD and the like. I have attempted to create the clean lines of the black and white graphics which … Continue reading