Drawings

I have been doing a lot of plein air drawings lately out in the open landscape. I want express through these drawings a sense of atmosphere in the landscape I have been surrounded by. I am abstracting what I see and also what I don’t see. I am really enjoying expression in an abstract way through these drawings.

Transferring this onto canvas is a very different experience and I see the drawings more of a study or observation for painting but in a non analytical way, similar to visual note taking of what I want to express on canvas. These drawings and sketches have surprisingly helped me push abstraction in a more free and loose way. Like gestures of the memory of a place or thing or sometimes neither a place or thing.. It just feels right and I am more excited than ever to be in my studio painting and painting, probably for the first time ever..

I am painting a lot of new work and I will share these here on my website in the near future. Come back again soon if you’d like to have a look.

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Black, White and One Colour, Oil, Beeswax, Oil Pastel and Liquin on Canvas 30x30cm
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Prep base in charcoal and Liquin on canvas
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Pencil, Graphite and Charcoal Drawing
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Charcoal and Graphite Drawing
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Charcoal Drawing

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Charcoal and Pencil Drawing
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Charcoal Drawing
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Charcoal Drawing

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Derval Freeman

Graduate of Limerick School of Art and Design 1996 Fine art painter and photographer

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