Incognito 2019

So thrilled to be a part of this

Sparrow Hawk Mountain

Trying to fix a painting.. inspired by thoughts and visual awareness from my hike today..well yesterday now.. terrains, tree felling, January sunset, tree stumps, wild winds over Lough Tay and spying on sparrow hawk trying to fly against the winds.. .

Drawings

I have been doing a lot of plein air drawings lately out in the open landscape. I want express through these drawings a sense of atmosphere in the landscape I have been surrounded by. I am abstracting what I see and also what I don’t see. I am really enjoying expression in an abstract way through these drawings.

Transferring this onto canvas is a very different experience and I see the drawings more of a study or observation for painting but in a non analytical way, similar to visual note taking of what I want to express on canvas. These drawings and sketches have surprisingly helped me push abstraction in a more free and loose way. Like gestures of the memory of a place or thing or sometimes neither a place or thing.. It just feels right and I am more excited than ever to be in my studio painting and painting, probably for the first time ever..

I am painting a lot of new work and I will share these here on my website in the near future. Come back again soon if you’d like to have a look.

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Black, White and One Colour, Oil, Beeswax, Oil Pastel and Liquin on Canvas 30x30cm
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Prep base in charcoal and Liquin on canvas
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Pencil, Graphite and Charcoal Drawing
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Charcoal and Graphite Drawing
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Charcoal Drawing

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Charcoal and Pencil Drawing
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Charcoal Drawing
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Charcoal Drawing

Today

Things that caught my eye while out hill walking in some of my favourite places yesterday and today. How light changes.. How thoughts move..

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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…

Observer – Creator.. the Same

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..

Abstraction is very hard but it’s also very freeing. It requires trust and inner connection, but to let go of question and fear..

I find myself painting over abandoned paintings lately and it comes with no hesitation when I’m returning to it.. Even the harshest of endings..

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Study

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..