Here is a rather unusual project which I started way back. It had taken up residence in an alcove at the back of my studio and every couple of weeks I dusted it down before another sitting. Luckily there was no deadline! At the moment I have not given this painting a title so it goes by the nickname which my daughter has bestowed 'The Ugly Goblin Painting'. I started with a detailed charcoal sketch on Canvas Board, over which I applied a detailed black and white wash which
Began another large scale Canvas 200cm x 120cm x 4.5cm, which is going to be quite detailed, concentrating on technical accuracy and perspective. I will exaggerate and change the light present in the original photo bringing it in from the top left corner in order to create some definite shadow to make it more dramatic and interesting. The composition will be based on some drab photos and drawings which I made earlier this year (apologies for paint stains!) Half-way there! 'E
Over the last number of years I have kept a simple palette of primary colours: Cadmium Yellow, Naples Yellow, Cadmium Red, Ultramarine and Cerulean Blue. Not content with my secondary colours, I have recently added 'Violet Windsor' which you will now notice in some of my new paintings.
2 X Glass Paintings on an Irish West Coast theme: A large new painting in progress on my studio easel, watching my glass work curing! Banged into two new frames, wrapped, packaged and archived... 'Pat, West Coast Series' > 'John, West Coast Series' > ...a good days work!
< 'Portraiture' 1964 Through the years I have been asked on a number of occasions about my Fathers' paintings (Simon Senior) and the similarities or influence which they may have on my own work, so with kind permission I have uploaded a small cross-section- Detail: 'Portraiture' 1964 'Portraiture' 1964 'Portraiture' 1964 'Still Life' 1972 'Sea-scape' 1988
'Two Toucans' May 2003 Sold An English gent purchased this painting (paid for in full) while visiting Dublin back in 2003. As it was quite a large Canvas, he was unable to take it with him and did not want it couriered to the UK as it was a surprise present for his wife. And so It hung on my wall for a couple of years as I waited on his instruction. A couple of years on I would receive a surprise call from the same gent who came and collected his painting. I later replaced