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
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
I took this photo of mint and lemon juice on my last day in Kathmandu in December especially to share with you today
Have a lovely day and keep safe too wherever you are
Posted in multiples / panoramas, painting, Uncategorized
- Tagged abstract, Abstract art, art, charity auction, drawing, green, on-line auction, orange, Paint, paper, purple, red, turquoise
from ‘october musings’
2 paintings nearly dry in my studio oil and graphite on canvas 80cm sq