Monday, September 25, 2017

More new work - Sirens

Over the past couple of years I've been all about painting what I WANT to paint, when I want to paint it - be it still life, people, landscape, or combinations of the above. I see something - a scene on the street, a poem or other piece of writing, a photograph, or an object, and my fingers get all twitchy and I think about how I'd like to paint it. So that's what I do now. And some paintings I do again, in a different format, with different light. Like this one:

This is from a photo taken by Linda Mortensen (then Patijn) and I keep going back to it - apparently she snapped it before the three girls had a chance to pose. They were so young and so beautiful ... I keep thinking of them as Sirens. The Sirens of Inch Strand! An older painting of the same one is here.

It's a little painting, just 30 cm on each side. I will be including it in my next exhibition in November, which is in Limerick city centre. 

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