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.
New small work piece
Finding balance in every way is relevant to how we live and exist.
My first of 2020 and part of a small works project I am working on.
For all who have loved and lost, bereavement floats on strange waters..
I see it I paint it I feel it I paint it I dream it I paint it I hear it I paint it I want it I paint it I don’t want it I paint it I love it I paint it I hate it I paint it I am it I paint itContinue reading “I paint because I have to”
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 came about on the top of Scarr mountain a few days ago. Looking out over the valley and onto the distant hills and forests. I followed the line of trails with my eye like a virtual map in front of me. Trying to work out my surroundings and where I was in relation toContinue reading “A Hike on Scarr Mountain”
Wicklow Artists a Gathering – Spring Exhibition March 29th – April 7th
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.. .
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”
‘Sheep Farmer’ 70x70cm When out sketching in the open landscape today I met a sheep farmer who was walking up the hill towards where I was stood doing some sketches. He stopped to ask what I was painting and I told him I was just doing some abstracted sketches of what I’m seeing. He wonderedContinue reading “Trail Series”
Things that caught my eye while out hill walking in some of my favourite places yesterday and today. How light changes.. How thoughts move..
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…
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..
My current new series is all about pushing abstraction more than I have ever done before. Responding to my surrounding landscape and being so passionate about nature, forests and the open landscape. The colours are influenced by the bright vibrant summer light that is being experienced here in Ireland lately. This is only a shortContinue reading “Pushing Abstraction”
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