Something new from yesterday. I will be updating my ‘current work’ area with some new paintings shortly. This piece here is oil and mixed media on stretched paper. Approx 35cm x 50cm
New canvas, new work! I get most of my canvas stretched to my own specs and preferences. It’s important to me that the canvas and stretchers I work on are of best quality, hard wearing and really thick and strong. This means that my several layering, texturing and mixed media applications last permanently without weakening the surface or warping the wood. I am bursting with energy and visual imagery for these new works ahead!
Today’s location of inspiration. Taken on my iPhone, here a few clips of what excites me today. They will most likely become part of some of my next pieces. The atmosphere was stark and warm and the only sounds were of nature itself.
A new little piece finished today. I think It should be titled ‘footbridge’ … Inspired by a trek in the Wicklow mountains at the back of the Djouce woods where the top of powerscourt waterfall begins. There was a footbridge.. it brought thoughts to mind.. Finding my feet and introducing myself to a new surrounding. I felt welcome. And I felt at home.
Something from the past.. A sketch I did last year from memory. I photographed it using a shallow depth of field f2.8 on my camera lens. Then I uploaded it to my computer and manipulated it with some textured layering on photoshop. The original drawing was a gift to my brother for his civil partnership wedding.
I hadn’t sketched like that in a long time and it was very grounding for me at the time. I have a love for trees, they make me feel protected in a way, they are like piers to me, older and wiser. Monumental survivors..
In this ever growing age of the internet, art is finding a strong platform on the internet and it seems the way for the future for artists who constantly get turned away by art galleries. Finally there is good opportunity for artists to get their work out there and to be seen and appreciated by all art lovers, collectors and lots of different people all over the world. These are exciting new times for artists