Thursday, October 31, 2013

Saatchi Profile of Jim Shanahan being updated...

Over the course of the next week I shall be resurrecting my online presence on Saatchi Online. See the link Jim Shanahan on Saatchi Online for to see my art for sale there.
The above is a shot taken by my brother in September of the Boulder field in Pennsylvania, during the Mega transect race, which he entered. Very difficult challenge and well done to him! 28 miles of trail running on mountainous terrain. Short post for now, will post again soon...Bye Jim 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Blog Update

The blog has been inactive for a long time, due to my fathers illness and death and my return to fulltime work and it's demands on my time. Now I am ready to continue on with posting. I will try to post perhaps once a month. Jim

Monday, November 19, 2012

Swan Painting -- Affordable Art Show Clyde Hotel 24th 25th November

This is a busy week for me as I am preparing for the Affordable Art Show in the Clyde Hotel Ballsbridge, Dublin, which is my first Art Fair. I am also working on several paintings at the same time. The art fair is open from 10am to 6pm both Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November, and I will have all my available paintings for sale there framed and ready to go. I will also be selling prints of the majority of my recent paintings.

The above painting, I completed this week and will also be available. On another point the blog has been viewed now by just over 100,000 people since it began, and that is without me actively promoting it. Now I have to get back to doing things, so this is a quick update. Jim

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Affordable Art Show and Painting of Canadian Rockies

This is my finished painting titled "The Great Spirit". It is a reworking of a previous earlier half-finished painting of the Canadian Rockies, home to the Blackfoot and Cree Indians.
I will be exhibiting in the Affordable Art Fair on the 24th and 25th November 10am-6pm, where all available paintings and prints of my work will be for sale. It is being held in the Clyde Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin, formerly The Berkeley Court Hotel. Please feel free to look for my stand there, and see the link www.affordableartshow.ie Thanks Jim

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Reworking old painting of the Rocky mountains

The above is a painting I commenced when I was just 19. It has been in this unfinished state for many years, until I decided to "rescue" it. There had been a number of problems in the painting, with composition, perspective and overall colour scheme. The second and third photos, show an as yet unfinished painting but are steps on the way to the final reworking. Here I show them for you to enjoy and feel free to comment on what you think about it so far. Thanks Jim

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Painting Demonstration in Acrylics -- Jim Shanahan

Today this morning for two hours I was giving my first painting demonstration -- which I was invited to do for a group of about eight people. It was quite informal and the above painting was the result. It took around an hour and a half. It is in acrylics which I don't usually use, but I have painted in them before mostly when I was a teenager. The colour mixing is slightly different from oils, and they dry much quicker.
I am still continuing my exhibition this week in Clonmel Library in the County of Tipperary. So will be there until Saturday 7th. All are welcome. Thanks Jim