Saturday, April 10, 2010

This blog has moved to

new blog address is

So today is the day!

We’re off, the bags are in the truck and the engine is running. I have a bit of a wobbly tummy but it will be fine if we can all just get there and I don’t leave anyone behind on the doorstep!

So here are all the relevant details:

If you are a follower on Google friends connect:
Please come over to the new website here and join up again. I know some of you have already so thank you if you have.

If you get my posts by email:
This should be the last one you get from the every other day paintings.blogspot link. If everything works (fingers and toes crossed) you should get the next one from If you don’t get any emails ever again from me, please would you mind terribly, entering your email address in again on the new site?

Finally if you are here for the first time:
Hi, welcome and to see more paintings and posts, come to my new website at

Friday, April 9, 2010

red chair

The doors are open and the sun is trying to warm the day up. The kids are out in the garden, all be it in wellies and I'm working lke a devil. All is right with the world.

That is except for that which won't be named (the new website shhh!). I've given in. I have lain down and rolled over and said "I give up". That is, I have paid a guy on the internet €75 an hour to fix it! Please god it only takes the hour!!

By the way I have news for you but I am holding my tongue (fingers?). I will tell all very soon. Meanwhile how about this little painting for a change. I haven't really done any interiors but I think I feel a few coming on. Inspired in no small way by  Liza Hirst's work. little paintings of beautiful warm interiors with a wonderful use of light and free brushwork.

Red Chair
6x6 inch on gessoed bord (framed as always) €195

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

not listening

If you're sitting on the edge of your seat  waiting for this new website of mine.(how likely is that?) I am here to tell you that yes its coming but actually I'm no further along with resolving the uploading issue. However, I fall back on the knowledge that "I am a human; it (my computer) is just plastic and circuit boards. Ergo I am bound to win. (eventually)

Thankfully my trusty blogger site never lets me down so here we will stay until I can sort it out or bribe some 10 year nerd to fix the problem for me.(if you know any please send them my way)

Thankfully the house is almost clear of chocolate now. Easter is a bit like how drug dealers start their customers off. Loads of stuff freely available, then suddenly it drys up and you have to “pony up” for more supplies. I have to say I am fighting the temptation to go buy more (my daughter helpfully pointed out that Easter eggs would be very cheap now!) But no. It’s all cold turkey from here on!

This painting is a larger version of "purdy in the pink". A 6x6inch painting I could of sold at least a couple of times over but which I'm too fond of to part with.

not listening
16x16 inch oil on stretched canvas

Monday, April 5, 2010

Perry Party

Happy Easter by the way!

If I see anymore chocolate between now and next year I swear I will turn a walk away. No really!

Anyway, I have hit a hitch on the website. (of course you have, I hear you say wearily) The final proofing changes wont' upload and I can't talk to the server people till tomorrow so hold on, don't unpack your bags. We'll be back on track tomorrow.

By the way if there's anything you'd like to purchase I can still officially charge the lower prices for another week or so. So grab'm while they're a steal!

perry party
16x16 inch oil on canvas €450

Friday, April 2, 2010

Any way the wind blows

So the new website is done. Ta da!

Well, almost, almost done. But that's the nature of websites, there’s always something else you can do. I’ll continue to work on improving it over time but for now everything is there and all the buttons an’ stuff work. So let’s go!

Now the next thing I have to do is pack up all my subscribers from feedburner etc. to bring with me. I’ll take some time over this because I really don’t want to leave anyone behind. There’s always one who had to nip back to use the loo at the last minute or go get something to eat.

Anyway the most important thing is, if you don’t hear from me again, please come find me and re subscribe. I'll miss you otherwise.

I willl post the new website address here before we go like a bread crumb trail for blog readers lost in the cyber woods.

Rob named this painting after a JJ Cale song (apparently)

16x16 inch oil on stretched canvas

Monday, March 29, 2010


It’s easter break here and the kids are off. The weather is good – for ducks and cold to boot. So it’s a day for pj’s till noon, clearing out cubboards and putting on plays (the kids, not me!)

I am slacking off a little on the painting too as I’ve set myself a deadline of the end of the month to launch the new website (it’s the 29th!). It’s coming on, but one needs the patience of job and a proof reader from the Irish times wouldn’t go a miss either.

This is a little study I did this morning almost in black and white

Stacked 7×7 inch oil on gesso bord €195

Saturday, March 27, 2010


It's been a very busy week. One commission, two submissions and possibly a second gallery to represent my work.

The two submissions are for a small gallery here in bray. The first for a solo exhibition entitled "diary of a daily painter" and the second called "generation" to feature 
  • published short stories from my nana,
  • watercolours from my mum and
  • my oil paintings.
They still have to go through a selection process so fingers crossed.

16x16inch oil on streched canvas €450

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mr. Frawley takes a nap

Feeling sleepy? There's a nap for that!

Well. I think I've managed to persuade my family to holiday in Lahinch this summer. I have been campaigning solidly for a few weeks now and the votes are almost in.

The other candidate is a lovely house in Marseille who's family is interested in a house swap. Something we've done a number of times with great sucess, however I just don't have the energy or the will to clean behind the toilets this year!

So Lahinch it is (for me anyway) I am dropping "surf school" casually within hearing of the kids and hoping that will clinch it.

Anyway, as I'm thinking all things Lahinch here's a little painting of a tiny bar/shop in Lahinch where the owner is often seen taking the air outside. A bit of a gem really.

6x6inch oil on gesso bord €195

Monday, March 22, 2010

Whites Wash

This is a larger version of a painting that I did some months agao. In this case it's 16x16inch.
Whites Wash
16x16 inch on streched canvas €450

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Here Boy!

So this little guy is a gift for a special little friend of mine who has a birthday coming up. Happy Birthday Niamh!

For those of you who know her, don't breath a word just yet.

10x10 inch oil on canvas
Not for sale

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