Sunday, August 30, 2009

La Tortura



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

Family Constitutional



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!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The whole world is looking at my art!

I've just checked, 77 different countries have visited this blog so far!

AND ... I've got followers!

Thank you, thank you ......

Still in my own collection .... Company of Absence II



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.