This large work is having a powerful effect
In size alone it has a kick !
194 x 253cm
Here it is with lovely Seamus Quinn, who stretched and framed it.
He had to do the work at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny, as his framing shop (which is just across the road) wasn’t big enough
Here’s a view of it being worked on a couple of days earlier
And here it is taking up all the floor space in my sitting room before I rolled it up to take it to Seamus to be stretched
Posted in large paintings
- Tagged Abstract art, abstract expressionism, cold wax medium, contemporary art, crab, creature, expressionism, galleries, huge, Ireland, large paintings, letterkenny, lizdoyle, Regional Cultural Centre
These 3 paintings are unusually simple and delicate for me. They were made by transferring some paint, with marks I particularly liked, from canvas onto unprimed birch panels. The image was made by pressing creased tissue paper onto the canvas and then transferring the ‘print’ into the panel. I suppose they are mono prints of sorts.
I’m not sure how I will seal them, probably a coat of oil and cold wax medium when they are fully dry in a few weeks
Posted in cold wax, colour, wooden panels
- Tagged Abstract art, cold wax, cold wax medium, contemporary art, donegal, experiment, experimental, green, Ireland, Mixed media, Nepal, oils, painting, process, red, spring, studio
‘You can be as rude as you like’
3 canvases each 100x80cm with some elements of graffiti
Working out some ideas
Posted in canvas, colour, studio
- Tagged abstract, abstract expressionism, Berlin, Berlin galleries, cold wax medium, contemporary art, European art galleries, experimenting, gold, graffiti, New York, pink, process
3 new works on 70cm panels
‘Do you have a map?’ 1,2 & 3
Posted in colour, wooden panels
- Tagged abstract, Abstract art, abstract expressionism, artist studio, Berlin, Berlin gallery, cold wax medium, colour, contemporary art, donegal, expressionism, gold, Munster, oils, orange, painting, studio
I haven’t quite known how to share my recent works and talk about them here up till now. I’m having a bit of ‘breakdown’ perhaps. Not an illness. Just in painting terms. I am experimenting with pouring paint. Over older dry paintings. It’s hard to explain why. Or what it means. I hope this aggressive, bold use of strong colour, with forms forming themselves, directed by gravity and manipulated by the tilt of the canvas or a blot with tissue, will lead somewhere. In the meantime maybe they can say something for themselves.
On Facebook a friend commented that I am bringing graffiti and vandalism into the studio. Yes! I think the friend is right. Sometimes we need to force a change. To fight off the status quo.
Posted in paint overs, studio
- Tagged abstract expressionism, change, climate change, cold wax, contemporary art, disaffection, experimental, expressionism, graffiti, green, protest, rebellion, time for a change, tipping point, vandalism