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.
Detail of a ‘Aligning the Planets’ painting that I am revisiting at the moment.. For the past year I thought this painting was finished, but I’m feeling a new energy with it now. Some detail sections below. Full size 100cm x 100cm, oil and cold wax on linen
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?”
This new painting I’ve just begun today has set out with undertones of warm earth colours. Burnt sienna and raw umber mixed across the canvas with cadmium reds and yellows. The light is mixed with lemon yellow and naples yellow and white.. This is only the first layer, the next one will change everything. WatchContinue reading “Palette”
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”
I am working off this quick sketch I did yesterday out in on a hike. I am also mixing in different elements from video and pictures I took on my phone for brief reference. The colours and movement in the landscape are so vibrant these past few days
‘Silent Change’ Oil and Mixed Media on Board 50cm x 50cm http://www.bgallery.co.uk/view-artwork.asp?artworkid=9307&artistid=799
‘Heather Roots Embrace’ I came across a lot of these on my trek up Wicklow mountains recently. Not unfamiliar, but just a small piece of the jigsaw building in my current work.
I am currently photographing some new paintings. It’s a slow careful process to get the exact colour and every detail of a painting right, but it’s worth it when your work is represented to its fullest truth.. After all it took weeks and months of dedication to create a meaningful piece or art in theContinue reading “Photographing Paintings”
One of my new painting in progress. I’m not sure where it’s going but it feels good. PhotI taken in my phone.
Painting is an integral part of who I am, it is my primary form of expression which allows me to achieve a sense of belonging in the world. Painting is a way for me to investigate and resolve my place in areas of time and space in which I occupy. The environment I am mostContinue reading “About My Painting : : 2015”
It’s hard to sit down and gather thoughts on new work. Being back in my studio after some time has made it a bit slow getting used to my new environment. Tonight I have a new piece of work that I think is almost finished. It began about 2 weeks ago and finally a newContinue reading “Studio Note”