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”
Here is a short interview and video introduction to my current solo exhibition at Ranelagh Arts, Dublin.
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..
Making some studies for my next painting. This is a change of colour and mood from my recent work.. I am looking at the atmosphere in a different way and seeing where it goes.
My most recent painting entitled ‘Entering The Dream’. A visual description of being immersed in my surroundings deep in the forest. A recall of flickering light through movement, of fast changing seasonal colours, of mood and atmosphere, of sounds and scents and of the euphoric warmth that it brings to me. The piece is paintedContinue reading “Entering The Dream”
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..”
One of my paintings, ‘I Am Consumed’ selected for Signal Open 2017, 5th annual group exhibition. The show runs from August 14th to August 27th, with opening reception on Friday 14th at 7pm, Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow.
Here’s a small piece of footage with some photographs towards the end of video, from last Friday’s opening reception of Solace exhibition with guest speaker, Derek Dean. Click on image to view
A closer look at painting, ‘I Am Consumed’, 50cm x 50cm, Oil mixed media on canvas. I used beeswax, sand and pine needles.
‘Solace’ Exhibition of works by Derval Freeman Monday 27th February – Sunday 12th March 2017 Signal Arts Centre is delighted to be exhibiting works by the artist Derval Freeman. Speak to Derval about her work for only a few moments and her love of the environment manifests as she enthuses about her latest artistic challenge,Continue reading “Exhibition ‘Solace’ 2017”
It’s interesting watching the sunlight through the window and shadows from the trees move across the painting. Work in progress.
Two new paintings which I think are almost finished. A few mediums I used were oils on canvas, matt spectra gel, pieces from the forest floor and sand from Brittas Bay beach not too far from where I live.
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