Corris – slate and chapels

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Derelict chapel (& daughter Hannah who came for lunch today)

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Path

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Cemetery fence (slate)

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One end of studio today with 3 50cm panels in progress on the table in the foreground

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One nearly done (left) and a new darker one just started 100 x 80cm on canvas

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‘Corris 2’
Finished
50cm on panel

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Corris 3
Finished
50cm on panel

Still just in first week – Maelor 1&2

The 2 canvases coming along now
Began to get a feel for where I’m going with these about 6 o’clock this morning. Painted furiously for a couple of hours still in my pyjamas!
Worked mostly on these 2 and put the first 2 layers on 3 x 50cm panels
Also working on a rough piece of unstretched canvas taped to a table

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80cm sq (working title ‘Maelor 2’)

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100 x 80cm
(Working title ‘Maelor 1’)

taping trees of hafod

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First time back in the studio after returning from Wales
Started 2 canvases each one metre square
Tape and paint and more tape and more paint
Will add dark tree silhouettes after Christmas
Wishing everyone a happy peaceful holiday

50 paintings

My exhibition at An Grianan Theatre, in Letterkenny, county Donegal is next week and I’m making the final selections for the 50 paintings that will be included
The show is in 4 sections: Donegal, Ceide Fields (Mayo), Venice and Nepal, reflecting on the wonderful adventures I have had in the last 2 years
Here are a few paintings from each section to give you a flavour:

Donegal

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Mayo (stones of the Ceide Fields)

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Venice

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Nepal

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start again

this was the repeat refrain on a 10 day meditation retreat I did a couple of years ago in Nepal
applies in all walks of life!

3 paintings in my studio this morning, stuck, frustrated, unresolved

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so ‘start again’!

2 new canvases, 80cm square
3 layers, wet on wet, of contrasting colours, oil and cold wax medium
then some different powder pigments
I’ll go back to them later today or tomorrow, when they are drier but still tacky, and work ovee with a roller
and then start again

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