lime green summer

4 fresh bright breezy works for the day that’s in it 🍀

‘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

mark making and mussels

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eyes inward
oil and cold wax on panel 80cm square
sold

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new abstract just finished
the last marks made were the loopy yellow oblongs and circles which bring the forms together I think
You can see the rough plastered stone wall off my studio too. Time to bring all my work inside as these walls soak up the damp like a sponge and all my canvases go mouldy!

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Studio shot this morning (Tuesday 16th September 2014)
4 new panels painted together in oil and cold wax medium
Inspired by the purple mussels clinging to the rocks at low tide on a beach I walked last night

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The two smaller panels, each 40cm square

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