Thursday, July 3, 2014

Reflections on a Vocation

Reflections on a Vocation - oil on lead primed canvas - 12"x9" - sold
Private Collection, Ireland

James Elkins writes in his book What Painting Is - 'To a nonpainter, oil paint is uninteresting and faintly unpleasant. To a painter, it is the life's blood: a substance so utterly entrancing, infuriating, and ravishingly beautiful that it makes it worthwhile to go back into the studio every morning, year after year, for an entire lifetime'.

Above is an image of the finished versions of a live still life demonstration I created some months ago at the invite of painting school in Dublin.

Detail Below.

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