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..

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Reworked

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 me sometimes also..I hope I made the right decision.. I’ll know in a few months maybe..

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‘Wet Boots’ (Reworked) 20x20cm Oil on Canvas

 

 

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‘Wet Boots’ 20x20cm Oil on Canvas

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..

Today

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 I parked the car to the hill top where I ended up, will be part of the paintings .

A Look at Djouce Mountain, from Maulin

Pine Shadows

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, I just observe..

Something Ready

I think I’ve finished this piece. Unfolding Autumn came to mind as I walked in the woods a few weeks ago. It was between summer and autumn painting this.

Sometimes finishing a painting is a lot like saying good-bye to a part of myself.. (we were having such an interesting conversation. Come back again soon?…) There is a fear about that..