Shared Space (Revisited)

My recent revisit to a work from 2019.

Shared Space (Revisited)
Oil on Canvas,
40cm x 40cm x 4cm
2019 – 2020

Revisiting this work from last year with new ideas and new found colour expression. You could say I just painted over it but its still there beneath and very much still alive to me.

White Space, Oil on Canvas, 40cm x 40cm x 4cm

‘Shared Space’, revisited and finally finished. It was one of those paintings where I thought was done.. However, for the past year almost and particularly recently, it kept catching my eye as it lay around the studio, being moved out of the way to make room for new works on the go. I was thinking with each glance that it needed something else, but I wasn’t quite sure what.

I went back to it over the past week or so and it somehow ended up here at this more colourful and brighter place. Its like the work now holds two paintings on its surface. The one beneath made the final layers of colour, marks and textures possible, I just went with its demands. It has become a better and more real ‘shared space’ to my mind and I hope its left enough of its former self to peep through.

White Space (Revisited) 2019-2020

Shared Space 2019 & (Revisited) 2020

Detail close ups

Published by Derval Freeman

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

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