HUGE is on its way, stage 1 and 2


here they are


how they started


close up of a junction point


5 canvases, varying sizes, all on 3 easels

First a wash with water based paint applied thinly

Second some marks with graphite pencil

Third some areas started with oils with added siccative to speed up drying time


liz doyle paintings for OPW 003

this is my largest painting to date, nearly 2metres square on 2 separate canvases

I am planning my next HUGE work, which will be about the same size, but made up of 6-9 canvases, the largest individual piece to be 80cm x 120 cm, the smallest, 50 cm sq

It will be like a jigsaw, with the separate canvases eventually bolted together

The pieces will all stand together on 4 easels, a bit like this:

9 canvas blur project from 2011

9 canvas blur project from 2011

This time, though, the subject will be the changing colours of the bog, or peat lands, of County Donegal, where I live in the North West of Ireland

Here are a couple of my recent paintings on the same theme:

bog grass 001

a recent 'bog colours' painting

a recent ‘bog colours’ painting

My canvases and paint have arrived. The new work is forming in my head and heart

I will start work in the next couple of days and post progress photos as I go along

sublime or ridiculous (sofa level view in orange)

possibly sublime a painting above the sofa

possibly sublime
a painting above the sofa

above me

orange companion on the sofa

orange companion on the sofa

beside me

the other side of me

the other side of me

definitely ridiculous

a beautiful gallery-type wall, protected by plywood to protect against puncturing the pipes

when they  fitted the plywood, they punctured the pipes!

I am now patiently watching the wall drying out waiting for it to be replastered after 2 years of leaking

happy sofa musings

dawn view from Summit Hotel in Patan, Kathmandu

dawn view from Summit Hotel in Patan, Kathmandu

I have booked my flights to Nepal for November! So exciting.
Will be staying for a while in Kathmandu, then off to Pokhara for 10 days meditation. Then a few days on a farm in the Himalayan foothills. I will post more details when I know them As I said yesterday, I’m not always in the WildWest of Donegal. Sometimes I’m somewhere else!
This photo is from 2011 when I last went to Nepal. You can see photos on my other facebook page