an eye opening visit to the national art gallery
Not surprising that the daughter of an Irish artist would have spent a fair amount of time in the National Art Gallery of Ireland but in fact I’ve never taken a tour. Until Friday that is.[singlepic id=409 w=400 h=500 float=]
Some friends from my painting class and I took a privately arranged tour/lecture/trip through the ages with Alistair McBride from Culture Capital.ie. (The only kind of capitalist we truck with any more) A fascinating hour and a half later we didn’t want him to stop and probably wouldn’t have let him but that our stomachs won the argument.
Here’s Alistair is full flight[singlepic id=407 w=400 h=400 float=]
My current favourite painting from the gallery and one of it’s gems. A dark and moody rembrandt with dramatic almost theatrical lighting that later inspired turner.[singlepic id=410 w=400 h=400 float=]
I managed to finish a large commission over the weekend and will show it to you once it’s owner has seen it. But for now hHere’s today’s study (top of the page), focusing on a pool of light in an interior.
lamp lit 7×7 inch oil on gesso bord
6 days left to refer a friend to be entered in the win a painting competition!