I was priming a large piece of coarse jute canvas today with gesso. A long piece 3m x 120cm, rolled out on the mucky floor of the studio.
I took photos as I worked as usual. Of the process and the light and shadows. Of me working. Of the canvas up on the wall. Of the fire.Pondering all the while on what I’ll actually paint once it’s ready
Messed with the photos on Instagram later. Cropped. Negative. Brighten. Contrast. The wee pebble embedded in the rough cement render. In blue. In yellow. The fire. The different rectangles. In triplicate.
The studio is always a painting. In a painting. Of a painting. During a painting.
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Run out of canvases and only a week to go at Stiwdio Maelor – so I’m playing on paper
‘Trajectory’ diptych (2 x Arches paper 76 x 56cm) still taped to the table
Another one still in progress
Series of smaller pieces worked together – 6 bits of sugary sweetness! Largest 2 are half sheets of Arches ie 56 x 38cm
‘All things nice… raspberry ripple?’
2 half sheets Arches – each 56 x 38cm
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History of a painting
Painting is about 100 x 160 cm
On unstretched jute
Cage painting this morning with wires added
another railing this time the shadow of the mezzanine in my studio cast onto a painting
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this is the view from my bed on the mezzanine
here is the cat
cropped closeup through the railings and last year’s Christmas tree lights
same view with sunshine
2 pieces of paper with paint and tape
60cm panel with tape and paint
a bit later
one of the paper pieces finished
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My son’s wedding next week! Off to London on Thursday.
Busy preparing for my exhibition which opens on 23rd September at An Grianan Theater in Letterkenny
And trying to fit in some painting 🙂
Such happy, lucky times for us while some are in such desperation .
Work in progress : deeper and darker
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oil and cold wax medium on paper c. 30 x 20cm
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