Sunday, 25 September 2011

On my easel this week.

Winter is quickly approaching. Downton Abbey and the X Factor are back on television so that means it is time to hibernate in front of the fire and waste our evenings watching  T.V.  Growth in the garden is slowing down so it is time for me to return to my studio and get a routine of art making back into my day.
My paintings seem to be getting more abstract with less and less colour as you can see from the first picture which I finished last week. Then I decided to be more colorful and fun as you can see from the 2nd image, but it is a work in progress so it may well end up completely different, I like to work on several pieces at the one time as it takes oil so long to dry I always have something on the go.

                                                                I love to see where artists work,
                                              Someday I will post images of my studio (after I tidy it!)
                                                                 meanwhile here is a little glimpse..

Monday, 19 September 2011

Misty Morning

I thought I'd share these beautiful misty morning photographs taken near Recess, Connemara with you.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Illustration Friday,

Boundaries is the subject in this weeks Illustration Friday. We create our own Boundaries, a box we feel comfortable in and it is hard to leave the comfort zone. But when we push the boundaries it is so rewarding. I used a box that I opened out on this mixed media piece. It looks like the boundary lines on a map and the figure I placed inside and outside this template. The script signifies our intellect and the branches our natural instincts. There are no boundaries if we dare to be open minded.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Claremorris Open 11

September is Claremorris Open Exhibition time again. This years curator is Chris Hammond of MOT International and Goldsmith's College, London.. The exhibition is more contained than previous years which I think is an improvement even if it means a smaller selection of artists, which is regrettable, I submitted and was short listed, I wonder if there were more venues would I have made the cut? Well there is always next year.
Antonio Julio Lopez Castro Intruders
Barbara Knezevic
Sunday Times Style and Culture Magazines,
Marie Padden, Vacancy.
Doireann Ni Ghrioghair See-Saw 

There is an excellent variety of art making on show with drawing having a strong presence this year which was good to see. Laura FitzGerald drawings were my favourite.
Get along to see it if you can, it will be on until September 24th. Closed Mondays.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

All Bull

Living on a farm means that sometimes  livestock appears in my work. Here are two paintings I did a few years ago featuring "Tom" a bull we had.
Here is another very different painting of the same bull.

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