Thursday, July 14, 2011

Reworked Painting

I painted this a good while ago, as you can see its of a market, Kinsale Farmers Market to be precise. I was attracted to the strong light, but was never really happy with the finished painting, I felt the background was too strong and I didn’t like the figure in the bottom left foreground. Anyway for better or worse I changed it and would be interested what you all think about the changes.
Unfortunately the picture I took of this one did not come out so well, but you can see the changes I have made, the right hand figure has gone which I think opens up the picture more and the buildings at the back are less dominant, although looking at them now I need to straighten the edges, they look like they are falling over.
What do you think?

Friday, July 1, 2011

Where we live



“Storm brewing”  7”x5” Acrylic on canvas board.

Just back from a walk along the cliffs. A stunning afternoon with the sun splitting the stones and the cliff path a riot of wild flowers. How many of us take for granted the beauty of the places where we live and have to remind ourselves on a regular basis?

The picture above is of the lighthouse island off Ballycotton in different weather conditions but still nevertheless as beautiful, with the storm clouds brewing and the sky becoming darker and darker until the inevitable downpour.