Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Arabic Pitcher

Arabic Pitcher - oil/panel - 7"x5" - sold

For the last two weeks or so I have been busy concentrating on posting images of mixed media landscapes pieces created during my last trip to Thailand on my facebook page. These works are the last available pieces from a body of work made there in 2009 and have never been shown outside of my studio/home setting.

If you have a facebook account look me up to see these available works and pricing.

I have also been busy trying to find a new suitable studio space for me to work in the north county Dublin area. Its a work in process!

More recently I have been working on a large scale and am finding my 'box room studio space' to cramped. I need more space!

Heading off this Saturday morning to Florence, Italy for a two week holiday and to attend my friends wedding there in the Tuscan region. Cant wait and hope to get a good bit of work made during my time spent there and of course to visit the fabulous museums.

Don't know if you guys noticed but I have changed the 'title name' of my blog recently from 'Painting Projects' to 'Objects of Desire'.

This title goes all the way back to a cultural studies essay completed during my second year in college. I had been mulling over several new titles for the blog over the past few months and it just so happened that a 'label' I had been attaching to pieces since the projects inception was the perfect one. Hope you like it.

- Richard

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

On the Sill

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On the Sill - oil/panel - 12"x9"

This delineated, almost graphic depiction of a cherry blossom branch was created a few days ago.
I was interested in exploring line and shape and not being overly descriptive but just laying in colour and form in a general playful sequence.

This piece marks the 301st painting to be posted this blog to date. Looking forward to the next 301!

- Richard

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Garden Chair

The Garden Chair - oil/panel - 7"x5" - sold

Since arriving home from Barcelona a few days ago I have been getting out into the morning light on the days that permit. It can be a great way to start your days painting by identifying something that captures you and then translating that image and concept in a quick immediate study.

The light can be so fleeting that you have to work to find your subject, concept and orchestrate within a very short period of time.

I had the experience of working in this fashion a lot when I was younger and on my travels filling endless notebooks with these fleeting transcendent moments - captured forever.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass - oil/panel - 7"x5" - sold

This is the last of five studies created during my recent trip to Barcelona.
The pieces were created late at night just before bed as the days were filled with endless site seeing, gallery visits, plates of Delicious Catalan Tapas and activities!

During the last couple of days blisters began to appear on my feet from the sheer mileage clocked up in this wonderful city.

Of course it was well worth every step!

Hope you like the above piece.

- Richard