Wednesday 30 July 2008

Never mind the Bollards.
Bollard's pub on the corner of Kieran Street, Kilkenny

Tuesday 29 July 2008

Monday 28 July 2008

Customs House, Dublin
O'Connell Street, Dublin
Acrylic sketch of O'Connell St

Wednesday 23 July 2008

Ah Paris... I remember it well ...

Went over to meet my friend Vincent a couple of years back and it was great to get a tour of out of the way places from a someone who knew the city intimately. He always seemed to know some local coffee shop around the corner from the main drag, so we never spent more than a euro on the stuff compared to 2.50 plus on the main streets.
The new Bibliotech is astonishing, with a veritable forest within the enclosed courtyard. Not on the usual sightseeing route, but well worth a detour to see. Didn't get to sketch it though.
The sketches are of the Trocedaro from the Eiffel tower side, rooftops in the Opera quarter, the canal St Martin- take a trip. The tunnel from Rue du Faubourg du Temple to the Place de la Bastille is like something from a Caro and Jeunet film. The canal featured in Hotel du Nord by Marcel Carné. The last drawings are from around the rue St Germain.


A page from my sketchbook done one balmy afternoon in Berlin
Had only a day and an half in the city, so I didn't get to see half of what I wanted too.
Good enough reason to go back soon.

Monday 14 July 2008


Some watercolour sketches from hols in Kerry