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

qualia

my qualia of turquoise

“Uses of the Term ‘Qualia’
(1) Qualia as phenomenal character. Consider your visual experience as you stare at a bright turquoise color patch in a paint store. There is something it is like for you subjectively to undergo that experience.”

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5 canvases
4 @ 100 cm x 80cm
1 @ 100 cm x 120cm
A diptych and a triptych
Or possibly a quintych

A strange starting point today,  prompted to look up the word ‘qualia’ by a friends post on facebook, an investigation in paint followed!

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/qualia/#Uses

3 of the 6 day 2

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These 3 small works on watercolour paper c. 9 x 12″ are the more successful of the 6 I started yesterday.
This morning I rolled them first. Then scratched some fresh marks and printed over a new layer of paler blue using greaseproof paper. Then a scrape smooth again with a squeegee and a few marks with a knife to suggest the birds

balcony

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this is the view from my bed on the mezzanine

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here is the cat

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cropped closeup through the railings and last year’s Christmas tree lights

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same view with sunshine

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2 pieces of paper with paint and tape

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tape off

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60cm panel with tape and paint

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tape off

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a bit later

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one of the paper pieces finished

MORE TOMORROW!

abstraction

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Why on earth would I attempt to paint landscapes when you can get photos like these?
Admittedly the saturation is high and the pixels are visible
This sort of thing is a rich source for abstraction, combined with the sharp hail on my nose and my wet feet from the incoming tide

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And Junos disappointment at the orange fishing float not being a ball (too hard too heavy) is just icing on the cake
Its February tomorrow, Spring will soon be here
Keep warm, be safe 🙂

donegal dreamscape panels

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donegal dreamscape
2 works on panels, each panel 50 x 70cm
oil and cold wax
with other images showing the history of the pieces through several layers
scratched and scarred and scored through layers of being
born in donegal
landscapes of rugged terrain, wind and rain
mythical and mystical and maybe magical
liz-doyle@live.com