My Technique :: Short Video Piece

Here is a short video piece of me explaining my painting technique, what materials I use and where my inspirations come from.

For any inquiries about my paintings and their availability, send me an email dervalfreeman@gmail.com or you can go to my contact page here on my website.

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Upcoming Exhibition

Pieces of recently finished painting for my next upcoming solo exhibition in Dublin in a few weeks. Details to follow.

White World

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..

Studio #121617

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.

Entering The Dream

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 painted in oils mixed with bees wax, otherwise known as ‘cold wax technique’ where I melted the wax and mix with turpentine to make a thick paste when cooled down. This is then mixed in with my oil paints to a consistency that is thick but vibrant in colour giving a mat finish and dries quicker. I surfaced the canvas with pine needles and sand letting it dry before applying the paint and wax, something I do in most of my painting.

 

Yellow Storm
‘Entering The Dream’ Oil, Wax on Canvas 40x40cm

When?

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 with my subject..

Questions, Questions..

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 a good sense of humour at times..

..in progress