'To the Now that's come and gone. To the Now that yet shall be. From the Now that's Here and Now, may all be Happy, may all be Peace, may all be Free."
- John R. Redmond, from a tune by me.
I have posted an abstract 24’’ x 24’’ x 1/2’’ acrylic painting on stretched canvas. The album with detail images can be viewed above. Below is the image full sized painting.
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In the studio I have been finishing the two small paintings in the series I have worked on for a few days. Yesterday afternoon I applied a coat of varnish to each painting. To one I applied some black acrylic paint that I usually use at the undercoat stage. I wanted to give a dark foreground to this particular painting. When it dries I will apply a bit of colour to blend in with the rest of this wild painting. You will likely see their images posted soon here on the blog.
This photo above is of our GG Grandpa’s home in Tipperary. Lisheen Castle was built between 1820 and 1840 by Frederick Lloyd (GGG grampa) for son John Lloyd (GG Grandpa). It’s a long story but the Castle arose and then went into ruin, torched during the Irish civil war, and was beautifully restored in the 1990’s. Lisheen Castle has bronze age burial grounds within yards plus fortress ruins from the 15th century –hence the name Lisheen or little castle. You can get more info at http://www.lisheencastle.com/?page_id=5
The other day someone was asking about a 1/2 C party I had a while back. It was a potlach. Friends Wicked Grin and guests performed music. I painted while Wicked Grin played blues with bite. Between tunes folks came up to choose a painting to take home. Merci all who came. I made a collage of some photos of the evening of my 26th 25th.
Because Tom Wilson is in Ottawa today for his Vernissage at Gallerie 240 I am posting again his videio ‘Cast of Thousands . . . “
Have a super day on the set folks,
in Ottawa, Canada