Two new paintings as part of my up coming solo exhibition in early 2017. Details coming soon.
The excitement of a work nearing conclusion! This piece will be on exhibit early next year..
Nothing but the sound of birds and the soft humid breeze here today. This was the top of one of the Wicklow mountains. Maulin, just above Crone woods. My eyes stretched so so far in all angles. I am working on a few pieces at the moment and this trip from the bottom where IContinue reading “Today”
Standing with my 2 little paintings under a fabulous well travelled hat today at 16th Annual SAS exhibition.
‘Solace’ Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas, 61cm x 61cm The light changes so much in the forest as I walk through it almost every day. I feel apart of the surrounding atmosphere and I absorb all of its virtues through all my senses. The enormity of the trees, the scent, the colours, the light, theContinue reading “New Painting”
Two of my most recent paintings titled, ‘Tall Trees’ and ‘Campfire’, will be exhibited next week at Signal Arts Centre 16th Annual Members Exhibition, 1 Albert Avenue, Bray Co. Wicklow. The show runs from May 23rd to June 5th 2016, with the opening May 29th 3pm to 5pm. All are welcome!
I finally upload some of my current work on my Facebook page. Have a look and see other bits from my art world.. Check it out and feel free to follow! Click here
Lately I’ve been getting some mentions from various art resources which is a really great feeling. Thank you Laura from http://www.newirishart.com who chooses my recent painting ‘Ledge‘ as her favourite. https://www.facebook.com/groups/359979698960/permalink/10153861236198961/
It’s interesting watching the sunlight through the window and shadows from the trees move across the painting. Work in progress.
Some thoughts for my next work. I stood at the brow of the waterfall over powerscourt that day, looking at Djouce Woods and taking it in within its own environment. That was the ground down there that I picked up most of the pine needles which are incorporated into my recent paintings. With the SugarContinue reading “Before the Water Falls”
Perhaps the title is decided for this next piece. A work in progress- I just painted another layer onto the painting, playing with tree poses and silhouettes. Recalling the dark sky descending onto the treetops where the clouds met the forest fog, from my viewpoint inside the woods with wet socks and warm feet,Continue reading “Pine Shadows”
I’ve recently been added to a great online Irish artist community New Irish Art Have a peek!
My painting ‘Washed Out Season‘ has been featured in the current issue of Dublin InQuirer webzine. http://www.dublininquirer.com/2016/04/12/curios-washed-season-derval-freeman/
Sections of detail from a work in progress. All my new work is inspired by my walks and explorations of the Wicklow mountains and forests.
Under layers of my painting process.
Green Beetle. A chrome green hue with yellow thoughts.
Some of my new paintings. These are 3 paintings I recently finished. There a lot more to come and I am very excited about this new work. The change in environment has indeed seeped into this new work. County Wicklow has so many beautiful places and there are hidden pieces of detail that take myContinue reading “Solace”
Part of how I begin a painting The woods is a place I am mostly drawn to. I have a need sometimes to bring some parts of it back to the studio and include as part of my painting. Here is how I begin the painting. Lots of thought goes into the composition before I start.Continue reading “The Start”
Tree grump, the face of an old tree surrounded by left over bits of what’s left of cut down trees and some from the winters storms. Taken on my iPhone..
New paintings, new layers