This post fauvist oil painting has a corrosive feel – it is beautiful in a acidic way, the bright luminosity of the colours could equally express creation or destruction. It could be a fantastic forest or a burnt out apocalyptic wood. Either way the far colours are burnt out by the light and the near colours gleam like emeralds and precious stones in the cool refuge of the remaining autumnal chestnut leaves.
While many of you are baking in England and dealing with a hosepipe ban, in Donegal it’s cloudy with occasional showers. I thought I would share you my recent newletter. They have ended up being quarterly. It depends of how much news I have and how busy I have been. I always make it strong […]
It took a while, but I finally worked it out. On sunny days Lidl’s car park in Dungloe is pretty full but the shop is quite empty. Just across the road from is the entrance to the River Walk. I have eyed this entrance many times as I have bundled the shopping into the back […]
I am also feeling faintly stupid but very delighted because I only just realised that Claire Keegan’s novella “Foster”, which my painting “The Traditional House, Gola” has been used for the cover of a reprint, is the basis for the film “The Quiet Girl”. Actually, I nearly fell over when I made the connection.
One of the many great things about being back in West Donegal is that I can paint much larger paintings as my art studio is much bigger here than in Derry. So I now have two on the go!