December 29, 2010

The Yeoman Duntrup - This painting has been sort of a surprise to me. I used as research some photos my daughter Cindy took last summer of a big red freighter being overhauled in the harbor of Ijmoiden in Holland. The ship had suffered a violent explosion and fire several months earlier while berthed in Lough Linnhe, on the west coast of Scotland, and had been towed to Ijmoiden for repairs. The images Cindy captured were just stunning. I decided to go close in, so close that the painting would become as abstract as it was detailed.

June 29, 2010

Ballyclare #2 - Finally finished my second painting from the May 2009 Ballyclare Horse Fair. About 30 minutes north of Belfast, the fair has been held every year since 1746!
Get a closer look on my website.

June 11, 2010

Update: We're building a painting studio at our lake house on Echo Lake, just north of Binghamton in upstate New York. Going up tomorrow to see how work is proceeding. Here're a couple photos from last week.

June 8, 2010

Just back from my 50th Reunion at Notre Dame... so you'll have to forgive me...

April 10, 2010

Seamus is finally finished

Ready or not, the Seamus Heaney painting is finished. In time to have it on display at Villanova University on April 20 when the Irish Studies Department present an Evening with Peter Fallon and Seamus Heaney.

There are lines from eight poems in the painting. You can look closer, and read all the poems, on my website.

February 19, 2010

Seamus Heaney, in progress...

My painting of Seamus Heaney is more than half completed... I think. I'm trying to finish in time for his visit in April to Villanova University Irish Studies event.

He will be my twelfth Irish Writer painting. The paintings are so large that I've never been able to see them all in the same room. Nine of them, owned by Clifford and Ruth Melberger of Scranton, PA, are currently hanging on a huge brick wall at the Library building at Wyoming Seminary School in Wilkes Barre, PA.

I think maybe I better make the next twelve a little smaller.

January 22, 2010

New and improved
I've added Desmond's Quilt to my IRISH QUILTS video and upgraded it to Hi-Def at the same time.