Saturday, November 25, 2006

Break Dancer

Break Dancer
Oil on Linen Board
Framed in triple with thin gold, slightly off-white and wide gold frame
Size : 445 x 605 mm (unframed)
Price : 1000.00 Euro
Presently on show at Bold Art Gallery in Galway

Oh dear. I see it's almost a full month since I had a moment to put posterior and knees on chiropractic chair and upload a new blog! Apologies. Life has been very full indeed with a trip down to the south west corner of Ireland, to Skibbereen in Co. Cork, to deliver a couple of paintings to an auction house there; another trip to Dublin to deliver a painting to Adams auction salesrooms; complete two small paintings for the Art Ireland exhibition in Dublin; two more for the Christmas exhibition at Bold Gallery in Galway; six small ones for Lahinch Gallery (not too far from the Cliffs of Moher); and yet another four for possible (so far only possible!) inclusion of at least two of them in a prestigious auction house I haven't yet worked with. And then there have been article deadlines and a part-time merchandising job I have taken on to feed the hungry bank account.......

I'm thoroughly enjoying the merchandising job - for two days a month I get to travel to outlying towns and clean and restock their mixed sweets counter. Of course I use the time to stop and take photos and generally refresh my mind for more creative use (hopefully!). And then a couple of other days I promote the Brita water systems in supermarkets - so, sweets and filtered water ..... rather more virtuous than my husband, Alan's, Guinness promotions! (Got to keep my halo employed.)

Today's painting is one of the large ones which is on exhibition in the Bold Art Gallery in Galway until the first week of January. With some of the paintings in this series I've wanted to depict a strong sense of the power horses have in their movement while keeping a slight remoteness - which is what most people who don't ride or keep horses see and feel when they come into contact with them. The background is pure white with a grainy texture and sweeps around the image of the horse.

If you're interested in purchasing, please email me and we will complete the sale through Bold Art Gallery - the price remains the same either through myself or the gallery.

Have a good weekend! (We have the most beautiful day here - chilly but not too cold, cloudy with the sun barging through quite a lot and catching the landscape in the most gorgeous yellows and golds and greens. We've also had two days of powdered snow on our mountains this past week - this really is the best time of year.)