Monday, March 24, 2014

Seaside murals











Two murals that I was commissioned to do. A seaside theme in a seaside town. I battled the weather from November to March, squeezing in time when storms had ceased and temperatures rose temporarily. Five layers were worn at all times!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Hockey

I recently started hockey. I've been thrown in the deep end with the top ladies and men in the club so I'm trying to learn fast and put myself out there in the matches with the few classes I've had. While I've grown more confident to make myself available for the ball and to tackle, it's what to do after that's what I need to work on. Quick thinking and determination! 

Here are super quick illustrations. 






Monday, September 30, 2013

South beach toilet mural

This was a project done on a volunteer basis for Rush Tidy Towns. I had lots of help in 'colouring' it in because of the pebble dash. It took me, personally, about 24 hours with lots of helpers along the way. 













Thursday, September 12, 2013

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Quote


I composed the text on the computer using InDesign then printed it out and traced it onto the wall. I then hand-painted it.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

Boarded up house project







Done voluntarily for Rush Tidy Towns. A seamstress named Amelia Foley used to live here so I kept it simple with the odd detail. 


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Miss Orna

Orna says, "Laura, draw me." I say, "In the weird style?" She says, "Yes." So here you go. It was only a quick sketch. I think this is how I'll draw people from now on. No need for realism!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Amsterdam


New notebook

I've started a new notebook. Yippee!!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Child-artist Laura

The first picture below is how 6-year old Laura drew HAPPY, SAD, ANGRY and SCARED faces. A plain face just wouldn't do. I actually remember sitting down at the kitchen table finishing this off. I feel as if my thoughts were as they are now because I remember thinking, why did I put that weird shape on the scared face, it looks a bit like a moustache. It hung up in the school hall as part of the End of Year Art Exhibition.


The teacher was amazed how I used perspective in the picture, ie. not just putting all of the figures in a row as a child would usually at age 6 (nearly 7). This is Niamh Kavanagh when she won the Eurovision all those years ago!!!


Friday, April 12, 2013

Paintings


So I haven't used paints in years (apart from colouring in between the lines for my window illustrations). I decided to just paint freely with a big brush and what ever happened, happened. The face is from my head, the girl is from a magazine, and the last is a picture of my friend who asked me to do it in the moment. These were very quick, about twenty minutes each, and NOT masterpieces in any sense of the word, just trials. You may just laugh at them, as my friend did, or say "Why do you paint so weird?" as my brother did, to which my response was: "I just don't have the patience to paint with precision." Well not yet anyway. Ah sure it's all about experimenting anyway and passing by a few hours of a Friday afternoon.





Saturday, March 23, 2013

Easter is here!!!







Someone said to me, 'I don't really get the singing chicken.' I was like 'What's not to get? It's Easter, it's a chicken. It's like it came out of the shell singing!!!!'