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.

 

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

Signal Open 2017

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.

 

The Bray People 22/02/2017

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Painting : : I Am Consumed

A closer look at painting, ‘I Am Consumed’, 50cm x 50cm, Oil mixed media on canvas.

I used beeswax, sand and pine needles.

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‘I Am Consumed’, 50cm x 50cm
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Taken on my phone for now, this painting is finished as of right now. After talking to a visitor to my studio today about my work, on how it comes together and where it comes from, made me think a lot more about my art and the direction it’s going. This piece I thought was finished a week ago, until this afternoon. But now it is there I think. I am ecstatic. Come see it at my exhibition in February, opening March 3rd, Signal Arts Centre, Bray 🙂

Exhibition Invitation :: SOLACE

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SOLACE

Exhibition of Painting and Photography

by

DERVAL FREEMAN

INVITATION

February 27th – March 12th 2017

SIGNAL ARTS CENTRE

Albert Avenue,

Bray, Co. Wicklow

 

Opening March 3rd – 7pm to 9pm