I have been working in watercolour since 1979 and I still find it the most fickle of mediums. Just when I think I have mastered it, it slips away again. That is both its frustration and its charm. To see further examples of my watercolours follow the link here to: Recent Watercolours
The boat study to the right was originally done as a demonstration, I like it in its unfinished state.
Above: Over the Hills and Far Away, a recent watercolour.
Post published by Tomas King 18 - 7- 2012


One of the big appeals of painting at the coast is that no two days are the same. These two seascapes were produced on location in the south east corner of Ireland in the month of June. In both oil paintings the changing light and big skies had a dominent influence on the subjects creating the need to work quickly to capture the moment. I work wet in wet when painting in oil and enjoy the liquid feel of the paint, pushing it around the canvas and laying one colour over another like spreading butter.
Top: Summer Breeze, Oil on Canvas, 40 x 55cm
Below: On an Emerald Tide, Oil on Canvas 40 x 55cm
Post published by Tomas King 14 - 7 - 2012