I love a cup of coffee and a sketch when it’s too cold and wet to sketch outdoors.
I thought I might sketch lots in 2024. I hoped I would. It’s 10th January today and my little sketchbook is filling up nicely. First I painted my husband Marcel. That wasn’t the plan: I had the idea to use a few colours from the latest range by Roman Szmal to see how they’d perform,…
Autumn to winter and the weather gradually gets colder but the joy is there to be had through sketching no matter what the season.
Sketching your family is wonderful. Here’s how to make it easier.
We don’t often get warm, dry weather in Galway, but when we do, it really is paradise around here.
Back from Amsterdam last Sunday. Dublin Airport and a Citylink bus at 9.15pm. A Dublin cocky lad gets on the bus and asks the bus driver his name. Says he likes to know the name of his driver. Driver says his name is Butter And Cream. Cocky lad doesn’t miss a beat, says “thanks Butter-and-Cream”…
PREMIUM. A commission to draw hospital staff from life in University College Hospital was rewarding but challenging – for me and my sitters, who were not used to sitting still.
PREMIUM. Sometimes the sun arrives to stay for a while in Ireland and we remember what a paradise we live in. Here are a few of my sketches of a week in the sunshine.
PREMIUM. The Fishery Watchtower in the heart of Galway City is an intriguing little museum full of original architectural features and lots of information about Galway’s fishing past.
A city on the sea like Galway is always full of wonderful sketching opportunities…but on a cold winter’s day sketching the city of the tribes is best enjoyed from the inside.