Monday, 28 June 2010

Orbital brood.




















Here's my contribution to this week's Illustration Friday theme, "satellite".

I recently unearthed an old set of oil pastels. They were languishing at the back of a bottom drawer in my studio. I'm not sure why, but I hadn't used the pastels for years. For the past couple of weeks, I've been playing around with them and having piles of fun. I'm really enjoying their soft texture, intense colour, and painterly look.

(Oil pastels on paper - 23cm x 30cm)

Friday, 25 June 2010

Curve appeal.




















I'm not really a car guy, but I have always loved the lines of the very sexy XK-120. Built at a time when cars were designed by artists, not computers!
(Oil pastel on paper - 23cm x 30cm)

Monday, 21 June 2010

Ascent to glory.



A rough impression of the climb up Skellig Michael, with Little Skellig and the Kerry coast in the background.
(Oil pastels on paper - 23cm x 30cm)

Friday, 18 June 2010

Kerry cows.







































A very good source for milk and double cream.
My submission to this week's Illustration Friday theme "Double".

(Oil pastels on paper - 23cm x 30cm)

Monday, 14 June 2010

Skellig interior.



Drawn after a recent trip to the incredible island of Skellig Michael, off the coast of southwest Ireland.
(Oil pastels on paper – 23cm x 30cm)

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Evening flight.

(Oil pastels on paper - 23cm x 30cm)