‘Hard Rain’ (again!) & 6 small panels

I think finally I’ve finished this large piece, about 4’x7′

At the same time as working on the big piece stapled to my wooden studio wall, I’ve also been making some small studies on birch panel. These 6, each only 12×16″

The large piece and the small ones are interconnected, both by my process (lifting areas of wet paint in tissue paper, from one work to another, in a type of printing), and also in subject. Although all the works are totally abstract, and as such have no actual subject or representational form, they all come from the idea and challenge that we all face, of the potential destruction of our beautiful environment. The shapes and forms, particularly in the small pieces, for me have echoes of sea and sky, rock and sand, light on water

residency

I am delighted to be artist in residence at An Gailearai in Gweedore, Donegal
First day today, very productive

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First layers laid down

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Display of completed work

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Making progress with several layers building up, and the first random marks on a canvas 80 x 100cm

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Early marks and layers on 2 paper pieces taped to the wall, each c. 75 x 55cm

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6 of the bigger pieces as I left them at 5pm today, looking forward to going back tomorrow

new look, please be patient

there are no pages anymore

the static pages with old work were I ut of date and boring, so they’re gone

I will make new pages

one about where I live in beautiful county donegal, ireland, which I intend to update with regular local snaps

me on golf course beach, cruit island

me on golf course beach, cruit island

and a page of tools and techniques and the mediums that I use

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so please be patient

in the meantime I will continue to post regular blogs of my paintings

thanks

Liz

dribbling

dribbles 1

dribbles 1

dribbles 2

dribbles 2

My daughter thinks that dribbles in paintings are lazy

Some people think dribbles are simply gross

I think that dribbles are part of an organic, unpredictable way of making abstract work

I find dribbles in the work that I make, inspired by the rain and the clouds and the wetlands of rural Ireland, are appropriate

But what do you think?

And heres a famous ‘dribbler’:

Joan Mitchell

http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DbEZDRBR2-NU%26feature%3Dshare&a=HKgEdW7bNAFzRfs5N1mYsQ

 

dreaming in donegal

DIPTYCH

a new diptych just finished in my studio

2 canvases, each 60cm sq, painted together, one above the other

part seen, part imagined, part dreamt

a mountain and water and the autumn colours of the grass and rowan berries that grow on the turf bogs of donegal

oil and graphite and spray paint, with an experimental use of masking tape (used, sprayed then removed)