Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pre-Exhibition Studio Visit

Less than 4 weeks to go to opening night for the exhibition in Dalkey and work is progressing nicely. I am aiming to have about 25 new pieces for the show, as well as a number of limited edition prints.

Frames are ordered, press release is being worked on and invitations designed. So it's starting to come together. I just need to finish the 25 or so paintings and then I'll be happy!

The studio is a bit of a mess at the moment, unfinished paintings strewn around the place, empty paint tubes pushed to one side, rubbish all over the floor - it probably reflects the state of my head the nearer we come closer to the deadline!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Only 3 "painting weeks" left before I have to stop to allow the paint to dry. I won't tell you how many paintings I have completed so far, it may cause you to question whether the exhibition will actually be going ahead! (..don't worry I always get there in the end). This painting is shaping up to be my leading piece. It features the Minaun Cliffs, Achill in the background and plays on one of the themes I have running through the show, that of simple stone houses looking out to sea, "guarding" their coastline.