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.

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The Copper House

Its getting closer to my show the end of the month, with 20 days to go. I am busy getting my paintings framed and photographs printed. I have 4 digital original prints included in the exhibition and this is one below where The Copper House in Dublin city centre had some very kind words to share. Their recent post quoted below on their Facebook page about my photographs which were printed onto a high quality fine art lustre paper and then framed in a box, glassed frame.

Here is what they had to say!

The Copper House- We were very pleased with our job of framing the Lustre Fine Art prints with black frames of Derval Freeman Artists work.

They are absolutely magnificent pieces and look very polished.
We would like to promote Derval Freemans’ Exhibition of Paintings and Photography Entitled ‘Solace’, as she is an amazing artist who deserves more recognition.

The upcoming exhibition Solace will be held in SignalArts Centre, Bray, Ireland at the end of the month. The opening is March 3rd and runs from February 27th to March 12th. We hope to see you all there!

“These photograph were taken on my Nikon D800 of places where I go for inspiration for my painting. When I am out on walks in the mountains and forests of Wicklow, Ireland, exploring and taking in the atmosphere I photograph things that take my interest. Some photographs I like to take just to keep as a photography piece however, a lot of the time the photographs are reference to the start point of a painting.”

Inspired yet? Come along to the exhibition!

Opening March 3rd – 7pm to 9pm

Click on the image to go to page.

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‘Content’ Digital Photograph 16″ x 12″

Digital Landscapes

As part of my upcoming exhibition titled ‘Solace’, I will have 4 digital landscape photographs on exhibit at Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow. It runs from February 27th to March 12th with opening reception March 3rd at 7pm. All are welcome!

Layers

New paintings, new layers 

Gorilla Face

This is from a walk up Djouce mountain I took recently, the one up behind the woods I venture out to most days.

At the summit stood this giant jutting ‘gorilla-face-like’ piece of boulder. It stood in a communicative posture with it’s muscular physique of back and shoulders firmly grounded.

Below in the distance, her child ventured the world.. Mother and child.. Guider and nurturer.. Watching over..

Gorilla-Face
Gorilla Face

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..

      
   

Last Of The Blue Moon

This is a recent painting where I brought some bits I’ve gathered from the forest floors while out walking. I wanted to bring the outside surroundings back to my studio for some recent paintings that I am working on. The gathering of such things like pine needles, bits of twigs, broken up pine cones and dried dead leaves were placed on the surface of the canvas before I painted over it. I used the bits I’ve gathered as a way of sketching out the composition on the canvas which changed the structure in places as the painting progressed.

'Last Of The Blue Moon' Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas 30cm x 30cm
‘Last Of The Blue Moon’
Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas
30cm x 30cm