Monday, July 20, 2009

Tower Interior

Tower Interior - oil/panel - 5"x5" - sold

For the past few months I had been dying to paint an 'interior' scene. A visit to an exhibition of impressionists interiors in the National Museum of Art in Dublin must have triggered off this need to explore such a theme.

Finally last week I found my subject in the interior space of the Newtown Castle on the grounds of the Burren College of Art.

I had been watching the natural light as it filtered through the small windows in the tower and illuminated the highly textured stone floors.

Taking my panel and paints up into the darkened interior I had to work really fast and intensely to capture and record the ever changing light.

A Beautiful and rewarding experience.

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