Saturday, November 08, 2014

Automatic Paintings

Automatic painting on paper.
Some examples from a series of paintings 
which I have been working on.
In Florence, Italy.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Winter and a return to life drawing.

Plein Air is wonderful but now it's winter, the days are shorter and I have taken the opportunity to return to drawing in the studio. 

Pencil drawing from a session in Wilson Gueveras studio. Florence, Italy. November 014.
This is a 6 hour drawing, in two sessions.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

How artists and galleries can work together.

How artists and galleries can work together.

Interview between Marcus McAlister and Susan Johnson Mumford of Be Smart about Art. 

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PleinAir in Florence, Italy

 One of the rewarding things about Florence is the variety of locations for PleinAir painting. I get out at least 3 days a week in the early mornings, to do this. Thankfully I know other artists who do this practice and from time to time we get the chance go painting together.

I was painting in Santa Spirito on Sunday morning at 6.30. Then at 7.30am the antique dealers arrived so I had to vacate and find a new painting location. The new location is brightly lit, with pleasant views of the Arno, Florence, Italy.

San Frediano in Cestello oil drawing, preparing for the finished painting.
This church was founded by an Irish missionary in the 6th century. So an Irishman was here 1500 years ago. San Frediano in Cestello sketch, oils on wood.

The finished painting in oils, of the church of San Frediano in Castello, as seen from the banks of the Arno, in the Oltrarno district of Florence.
Oils on treated board. 40cm x 30cm

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Wednesday, June 04, 2014

End of Term exhibition in the Angel Art Academy, Florence Italy.

It's the end of term in the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy.

If you are in the city you would be very welcome to come and view mine and the paintings of the artists who have finished their term and in some cases, graduated from the academy.

The painting below is the one which I'll be showing there, this year.

Here's a copy of the invitation, with times, dates and location.

Friday June 6th, 2014.
Time: 18.30 - 20.30
Location: Via Nardo di Cione 10. Florence, Italy.
Runs from Friday 6th-Sunday 8th.