Sunday, August 30, 2009
You can't really see it here, but the text on the figure in front is a translation of the Spanish text of a song by the incredibly talented Columbian singer, songwriter, musician and all-round rock chick Shakira, whose work I admire a lot. It's oil paint with a hint of gold metallic finish and some brocade also.
90x30cm, oil on canvas and other media.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
A solicitor I know here in Ireland said that she would refer to the people in this painting as a 'constitutional family - it's painted from memory, a family that live on the same road go out walking every evening, for the constitution, by which I mean for their health and well-being. But I like how she had a slightly different take on it!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
In Company of Absence II
This is the 'middle' bit of the triptych, the first bit I posted here some time ago. The title is from the poem by Michael Coady, and I found it very moving for personal reasons. In addition to being a triptych, the painting is also a composite, figures in a kind of bland landscape, on the horizon are tiny tiny figures on horseback, which you don't see in the reproduction.
In fact, this is not a great reproduction. I am thinking of restretching the canvases, which is a big job .... so I'm not keen on doing it.