Saturday, August 21, 2010

'Found' Series - (Aimsíodh XIII) -"On the Edge"

The latest in the 'Found' Series which keeps going....and going!!

(Incidentally....the right side of the painting is actually straight. It may not bother anyone else but it sure bugs me!! I photographed the painting multiple times and the convexity of camera lens evidently alters the image b/c I could never get the edges to be perfectly straight.)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010

'Found' Series - Aimsíodh VI and VII (pr. 'Im-shee-och')

These are two more pieces in the 'Found' series. Altho' these aren't collages, I'm posting them here anyway since they're part of the series. These are little 'portraits' of two of the shells I found at Ballybunion. The shells in the previous posts all have holes in them that are a result of being washed and worn in the tide .....So these were fairly 'young' when I saved them from the surf!

Friday, August 6, 2010

'Found' Series - Aimsíodh V (pr. 'Im-shee-och')

The fifth in my 'Found' series of collage paintings. This one was created using hand textured papers, acrylic paint and hemp cord. The collage, which is twice the size of the previous four paintings in the series also includes a small painting of one of the shells from Ireland that inspired the entire series. Aimsíodh is the Irish Gaelic word for 'found'.