I am thrilled to have my work photographed and now posted to my website here in Work 7. This work came about so fast and is continuing into the next pieces with a small change in direction. I am looking at opening the space more in the work as per my post last week. IContinue reading “Work 7”
I am excited to have just added new work 6 to my site. This is a new series of paintings which I am continuing into 2019, so there will be more to follow in the coming year. I hope you enjoy what I have so far in this series!
Going in and not thinking too deeply as I had been with me last series of paintings. I feel an immense sense of freedom, something I’ve been striving for before. I think too much there fore I tried to control too much. Now I am releasing all that energy into my new work and IContinue reading “Expression In Colour and Abstraction”
My current new series is all about pushing abstraction more than I have ever done before. Responding to my surrounding landscape and being so passionate about nature, forests and the open landscape. The colours are influenced by the bright vibrant summer light that is being experienced here in Ireland lately. This is only a shortContinue reading “Pushing Abstraction”
Pieces of recently finished painting for my next upcoming solo exhibition in Dublin in a few weeks. Details to follow.
Moving on with this current work in progress and this newly begun small little painting, I hope for the colour to return soon in this white snowy February we are having right now..
Wet Boots’ 20x20cm Oil and beeswax on canvas This painting although previously thought finished, had been sticking out from the rest here in my studio the past few months looking to rework its ending.. So today I gave in.. there is a fear in reworking an old painting but it’s a fear that drives meContinue reading “Reworked”
This is something I am working on at present.. I find it hard to ‘stop painting’ sometimes..it’s like my conscience is whispering to stop but I can’t. Physically, I feel compelled to work some of my paintings up and up until they are almost smothered.. that is where I ‘go’ when I surround myself withContinue reading “When?”
When I feel I am nearing the conclusion of a painting, I gather a lot of mixed thoughts and feelings about how it should finish.. it’s the worst and best feeling.. I am limboed with the contemplation of a work in progress..there is a fine line between absolute euphoria and complete failure.. you need aContinue reading “Questions, Questions..”
A closer look at painting, ‘Growth’ 100cm x 100cm, Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas I use beeswax in a lot of my paintings and here I mixed it into a thick opacity with the oils. Also on the surface of this painting I incorporated the found little pieces of the forest floor including pine needles,Continue reading “Painting : : Growth”
A closer look at painting, ‘I Am Consumed’, 50cm x 50cm, Oil mixed media on canvas. I used beeswax, sand and pine needles.
This is a mask I was given as a gift almost 9 years ago. My good friend Ger who gave it to me said she would love to see what I could do with it and paint something of my own on it. I really loved it as it was, just a blank white smoothContinue reading “Privilege of Existence”
My painting ‘Ledge’, Oil and mixed media on canvas, 61cm x 61cm is currently being featured in Irish Artist -Irish Artist Info My inspirations for this painting derives from my many trips up into the open landscape of Wicklow National Park. Its vast sense of space and atmosphere with the constant moving and ever-changing skiesContinue reading “Featured Art Work : : Ledge”
The excitement of a work nearing conclusion! This piece will be on exhibit early next year..
‘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”
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/
Under layers of my painting process.
I took this on my phone yesterday of a small painting I’m currently working on. Converted into black and white, shows its texture more and changed its mood somewhat.. The measuring of a narrative stripped of its colour changes slightly to my mind.
Two new paintings I’ve began the last 2 days. There was so much colour in the landscape today. It’s been so dark and cold for weeks sometimes hard to get going with even just a ‘normal day’. I walked in the woods today with the sun to my back and my shadow in front. Continue reading “270116”