I started this painting at the beginning of July 2020 with a few scribbles on this canvas and then went blank on it for weeks. Then one night in August I went all colour expressive with it, it ended up here. A closer look at this painting I finished last August 2020. I made aContinue reading “The Humidity of and August Starty Night”
Every so often I revisit a painting that resonates unresolved in the back of my mind. Here is ‘Lush’ forming a conclusion of sorts. Inspired by the warm summer sensations of a mid July and the colours that it brings. Tree stumps amongst an array of beauty and colour, where the foxglove dominates for aContinue reading “Lush : Part 1 and 2”
I see it I paint it I feel it I paint it I dream it I paint it I hear it I paint it I want it I paint it I don’t want it I paint it I love it I paint it I hate it I paint it I am it I paint itContinue reading “I paint because I have to”
I am currently working on this painting and this was an early stage where it was a few months ago. I felt at the time that it could be finished at that early stage and I didn’t want to do much more with it. I put it aside for a few weeks, which is whatContinue reading “Painting Process”
Things that caught my eye while out hill walking in some of my favourite places yesterday and today. How light changes.. How thoughts move..
I just had to make it bigger..now it’s become both landscape and a diptych which wasn’t my intention.. What to do??!! ..I have 2 more blank canvases come to think about it…
I am the observer, less the creator.. This is where my painting is taking me right now.. It may look like an entirely different artist’s work but if you really look at it, it’s not.. I’m letting go of order and expectation. That being entirely from my own expectation and criticism within my own institution..Continue reading “Observer – Creator.. the Same”
This was meant to be a study for a new painting but I feel it’s painted itself to a place I already.. Who knows.. In progress..
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?”
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 IContinue reading “Today”
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,Continue reading “Pine Shadows”
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?…)Continue reading “Something Ready”
Thinking of colours..Short clip from my camera screen of a work in progress, now finished. Titled ‘Last Of The Blue Moon’
Derval Freeman in her studio.
This is a work in progress.. I never know where a painting will go when I begin and sometimes I wonder more for the finished ones.. It’s hard to put a ‘stop point’ on a work at times. I think it’s more organic than that.. It’s interesting how the dialogue changes through creating a visualContinue reading “Work In Progress # ‘stop point’ “
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.Continue reading “Footbridge :: new painting “
Here is an example of the atmosphere and environment of where I love to spend a lot of my time. These places in nature fuel my art when I get back to the studio. I think a short video, even just from my phone captures an idea of the experience. The sounds, movements and visualContinue reading “Places I Go #2”