HUGE is on its way, stage 1 and 2

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here they are

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how they started

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close up of a junction point

Process:

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

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preparation

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