I’ve been revisiting this painting the past few days and as each time I looked at it, I felt it needed a different conclusion , especially because of the direction my work is going. I am more at ease with its development so I think this painting has come to a better place now… SomeContinue reading “Art Work Revisited ‘Commimication’”
The beginnings of a new work. Quick rough sketching and mark making with pencil. The drawing is an opportunity to be expressive and free. They are inspired by my walks and trails I map as I walk. I am also inspired by the rocks and boulders that I come across scattered in the landscape ofContinue reading “The Small Ones”
This is one of the fun parts of making the painting. One of the expressive parts for colour, as the values form from lights into darks. It’s almost like the colour is dancing along with the under drawing’s lead.
Re-worked 2020Over the past few months looking back at this painting from 2019, the more I looked at it, the more I felt it needed refining. So I revisited it these past few strange weeks.
Small work on panel
A large scale work in progress.. It’s a question of what survives and what must give in.
My first of 2020 and part of a small works project I am working on.
Standing back after an intense session of painting and trying to work out where it’s going I can sometimes see parts of the chaos in my mind. Usually on a day where I finally tackle my fears, the what, why, when, how, but, all shower down in a deafening noise. Then I stop and IContinue reading “Sometimes or Always?”
Having my son Aaron home from Berlin the past week, I was excited to show him my new work in my studio. He made some interesting observations and one that worked for this particular painting titled Killing Pink. So I revisited it once more with some extra blue and now I think it feels moreContinue reading “Killing Pink”
I am thrilled to be invited to exhibit at Wicklow Artist: A Gathering in aid of SVP in Greystones this year along with other great Wicklow artists. The pop up gallery is in La Touche Place around the corner from the Happy Pear. It opens this Saturday at 2pm and runs till the 17th ofContinue reading “Wicklow Artists: A Gathering”
I have a few paintings on the go at the moment, it helps me try not to over work the painting. Something I struggle with a lot of the time.. The ‘knowing when to stop’ is something I think most artists try to do and for me I find leaving the painting for a dayContinue reading “From the last few days”
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…
Earth Glow Oil on Canvas, 70x70cm As part of my new series of paintings where I am pushing abstraction and focusing on colour and light, this is a detailed closer look at my recent painting titled ‘Earth Glow’. Mediums used are oils and beeswax. The full painting is at the end of the video. ForContinue reading “‘Earth Glow’”
Going in and not thinking too deeply as I had been with me last series of paintings. I feel an immense sense of freedom, something I’ve been striving for before. I think too much there fore I tried to control too much. Now I am releasing all that energy into my new work and IContinue reading “Expression In Colour and Abstraction”
An exhibition of recent paintings by Derval Freeman go on exhibit at Ranelagh Arts, Dublin 6, Thursday May 24th to June 4th 2018. With special guest speaker Michael Gemmell. ‘I hope to bring a piece of the forest and my surrounding rural landscape into the city for a little space in time.. I have aContinue reading “‘Entering The Dream’ New Solo Exhibition”