Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Kiss Me I’m Irish

DSCN2467edit crop2 Today I photographed some paintings.  I’m going to share two with you in this posting.  These are two of the paintings I finished in the past few days.  Previously I posted some in process photos of these ones.  The blog posting was titled “Loco Motion Makes For Good Art” and was dated September 4, 2009

I had fun today listening to some tunes performed by Gaelic Storm. I have posted three videos I found on Youtube.  Perhaps you can listen to a tune while you view the paintings.


Kiss Me I'm Irish

These two new paintings have a Fall season feeling about them. Each is 24” x 20” x 1/2”

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24” x 20” x 1/2” abstract landscape painting in acrylic on canvas  by John R. Redmond

Here are detail shots;

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I hope that you will find these two paintings as juicy as I do. Juicy was the description my neighbour gave to this one below when he saw me with it in our apartment hallway.  At the time I was returning from my photography session.


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24” x 20” x 1/2” abstract landscape painting in acrylic on canvas  by John R. Redmond


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Here is a portion of the lyrics of a song I wrote while reflecting upon what our many Irish ancestors may have felt when they left Eire.  It was a six to eight week journey across the Atlantic Ocean.  They were leaving a home and extended family in Ireland, never to return.  I suspect there were many mixed feelings. There was hope for a better conditions and opportunity.  But Ireland was home and there must have been a few tears shed.

(. . .Still more tune videos below folks . . .’The One’ is humorous.)


Irish Eyes Dreaming by john russell redmond

It was a long time ago

They sailed away from a home

Wind and wave carried them away

To a new land

From her Irish eyes

The tears rolled slowly down

As they watched the eastern horizon

And the land of birth slipped below the ocean . . .

Was it a dream of the pain or the hope

Was it a dream of the pain or the hope

Was it a dream of the pain or the hope

That streamed from her Irish eyes?


The One


I Miss My Home



ciao again,

from a wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim'rous beastie

in a li’l backwoods Celtic corner of the Milky Way,

John Redmond

Ottawa, Canada

John Redmond Art

1 comment:

  1. Oooooh! Love the colours and flowing lines in these "autumnal" paintings. Fall inspiration is so delicious and rich...happy creating!