Saturday, September 16, 2017

Some work in progress

Today I've been working on little squares of paintings, about the size of tiles. I'm doing a series of people in landscape ones, allowing them space to move around in and be themselves, as it were. So far they are very simple, but vivid. I'm reminded of the pen-and-ink illustrations done by Louis le Brocquy in the book The Táin, which my father bought when I was a child but didn't read to us because it's a bit adult in places - but the drawings were wonderful.

Here's one:


Remember, it's not finished, and this is a really rough photo taken by my phone. But I already like it. Hm.

Incidentally, the book above was based on an ancient Irish legend known as the Táin Bó Cúailinge, or The Cattle Raid of Cooley, and was written by Thomas Kinsella. 

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