Two reworked paintings on canvas, each 80x100cm
This enormous painting continues to challenge me
It is 150cm x 240cm on primed canvas currently stapled to the wooden wall of my studio
The main debate with myself is about the horizon line. I am gradually settling to a decision to keep the horizon visible only on the left. On the right the orientation of the landscape becomes ambiguous.
Today I added a pink layer over the darker tones on the top right section and also some ochre areas. And then applied solvent and made some deep marks with a palette knife to reveal the dark blue underneath
It started like this, a huge piece of primed canvas (160 x 258cm, the end of the roll), stapled to the floor.
It took up so much of the floor that I had to stand on it to get round it
After a while working on it on the floor, I got Malachy to help me hang it sideways on the wall
And then I turned it round the right way
I taped off the edges, built up more layers and thought it was done.
But something was unbalanced
So finally I took the plunge
There she blows!
Here’s a closeup
And here’s a photo montage
A good day!
Another walk along the west across the middle and back along the eastern in land facing shore.
A chat on the way, through the hedge, with Neill and Annie clearing their potato patch and Steven digging for razor clams in the low tide sand.
Passed ‘my’ well again. And a quick visit with my neigh our.
Home now with a cup of tea by the range
Our home was featured in the Interiors section of the Irish Times in July
A lovely article by Alanna Gallagher
Photos by Richard Wayman