Monday, August 25, 2008

A composite

Sometimes just recording what you see isn't enough, you want to do a Picasso on it and take it to bits, explore it, look at the various components in different ways. This was done with oil pastels, tracing paper, photographs, pencile and oil paint on board. Mixed media so.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

In Ireland, Summer is a state of mind ...

Child of the May, maiden of Summer
We brought the summer to ourselves
Yellow summer where the sun goes down
We brought the summer to ourselves

Thugamar Fein an Samhradh Linn, a song I learned on Cape Clear when I was 15. The text is a very rough translation of the first verse.

I still have this painting, I love it.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Not Armageddon but ....

Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then. like, the Earth explodes, and it's like, a serious bummer.

I mean, where does one find people who say things like this?

Sightseeing ....

.... on the Cliffs of Moher. It's possible to look at more than the landscape! ;-)

Text and a message

I called this one Text, see if you can figure out why. It got sold just over two years ago. Huge thanks to Sylvia, and I miss you, as do many artists in the Limerick/Clare region.