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Monday, December 31, 2007

Chosen Silence


Acrylic on Stretched Hessian and Handmade Paper
635 x 890mm or 25" x 35"
Price : Euro850.00

Painting uploaded to enable me to display it elsewhere as well.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Abstract Images

I'm uploading these images as I need to show them to an Ecademy member. You can find my Ecademy profile by clicking - here.
These are not good images of the work - the colours are slightly distorted.




















C
ill Rialaig - Cascade
20" x 24" (505 x 610 mm)
Acrylic on Board
Euro 490





















Cill Rialaig : On the Wing
17.5" x 24.75" (445 x 620 mm)
Acrylic on Board
Euro 490





















Cill Rialaig - Sea Nymphs
13.25" x 18" (340 x 465 mm)
Acrylic on Canvas
Euro 450
(This image has been scanned badly. Although the composition of the painting sits slightly to the left, it is not as extreme as in this image. Also, the colours are not as dark!!!)

Monday, November 26, 2007

Update on Paintings

I have altered some paintings and added others to the collection. They are shown here, without details (until later) ......... please contact me if you require specs and prices.

I am happy to report that 'Mates for Life' (featured on a previous blog entry) has found a new home somewhere in Dublin.

The rest of the Horse Collection paintings, except for 'Warriors', are on show in the Angela Woulfe Gallery in Limerick.







Thursday, August 02, 2007

Mates for Life


Mates For Life
48.5 x 60 cms
Oil on Linen Board
Price : Euro1000.00

The Saatchi Gallery website hosts a regular competition where the artist receives welcome publicity and two winners get a cash prize. I've entered 'Mates For Life' - and if you like the painting and have a moment, please click through to this link and vote for me. I'd really appreciate your support. This series of the competition officially begins on 6 August 2007.

http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/showdown/PreviewArtworks.php?showpic=63301

After a long break, I'm back painting, developing the horse collection. I seem to be compelled to paint horses at the moment! It's their strength and grace which captures my heart.

As I catch up with my tail in the next few months, I'll have more time to spend on 'Paintings On Impulse' - in the meantime, please enjoy the images.

'Til next time...
Lynda

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Caballos Islandeses


Caballos Islandeses
Oil on Linen Board
305 mm x 325 mm
SOLD

I'm back in my driver's seat after an unexpected 4 month interruption in my routine! Right now there's only been 'housework' and 'preparation' tackled in the studio but hopefully a few new pieces will be rolling out soon. I just thought I'd send out an image of my latesst sale - 'Caballos Islandeses' to say hi to everyone again.

More soon .....

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Mare and Foal



Mare and Foal
Oil on linen covered board
445 x 605 mm unframed
Framed in triple with thin gold, slightly off-white and wide gold frame
Price : Euro1000.00

Sincere apologies for being quiet for so long! An unexpected trip to South Africa was the culprit.

This painting is one I completed while on artist residency at Cill Rialaig in Co Kerry. I wanted a sense of 'flight because of fright' to come through, hence the loose, free strokes and the choice of colour. I hope you like it!

As I'm still trying to catch up with myself before a second trip to South Africa for another fortnight next week, this is a short entry. Next one longer and more chatty...

All the best
Lynda
www.lyndacookson.com

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Breaking Through



Breaking Through
Acrylic on linen-covered board
330 mm x 310 mm (12.5" x 12")
Price : Euro 100 unframed

Hello again. I've just spent two weeks at an artist's residency at Cill Rialaig, the restored famine village at Ballinskelligs in Co Kerry, followed by two weeks based in Courtmachsherry in Co Cork while I interviewed the 12 artists as 2007's quota of artist profiles for the 'Cork Now' magazine. It was a great month! The only thing I missed was the one day of snow here at home!! The weather for the first week at Cill Rialaig was exciting to say the least - it was the week of those incredible storms in Europe and we watched the sea with wonder ... huge waves, boiling cauldrons of water in the bays and harbours and foot-high piles of jelly-wobbling foam on the beach ... stunning!

The days flew by and I did manage to finish a couple of horse paintings, battle (and lose the battle) with some landscapes, and successfully complete a small abstract or two. I'm going to keep the images of most of my paintings this year under wraps as the best thing about the artists residency was the time and head-space I had to begin to sculpt my personal philosophy on why I paint how I do. The upshot of that is that I'm going to keep a fairly low profile this year exhibition-wise and build up a body of work in the two or three collections I'm drawn to experiment with.

The painting featured with this blog is apt in that the title describes how I feel at the moment - 'Breaking Through'. It's an abstract influenced by the sea I lived with at the foot of the cliffs where the famine village sits - although it reflects one of the sunny days and not the stormy days. It's not yet up on www.lyndacookson.com and may not make it there for most of the year while the rest of the collection is developed.

'Til next time ...
Lynda

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Rebel


Rebel
Oil on linen covered board
445 x 605 mm unframed
Framed in triple with thin gold, slightly off-white and wide gold frame
Price : Euro1000.00

This is possibly my favourite horse so far. I love the sense of wildness, the colours and the feeling of power from the horse. In between the paintings which take days of painting - and looking - and adding more - and looking more to find its soul - ad infinitum until it yells 'don't touch me again!' ..... there are those paintings which just purr and create themselves effortlessly and gracefully. They are the ones which get me out of bed in the morning just to go and look at them again. I've just described 'Rebel' ... it's hanging in a gallery in Clifden (Co Galway, West Coast of Ireland) right now and I feel like fetching it home to enjoy until March when the art market in Ireland wakes up again. But at the same time I want it to become someone else's piece of excitement too ... after all, that's the final layer of satisfaction and achievement for an artist, isn't it?

Next week I'm lucky enough to be going on an artist's residency at Cill Rialaig, Ballinskelligs in Co Kerry. Perhaps more horses will join my stable while I'm there. Perhaps not. The scenery (and weather!) may be so compelling that something else completely different might happen. Oh how boring is the life of an artist!! :-)

It may be a month before I get to blog again - or it may be 10 days. I'll have to see if time is kind to me for the week I'm home before I go down to Co Cork for two weeks to interview at least 12 artists for the year's worth of artist profiles in 'Cork Now' magazine.

'Til then, have fun ....
Lynda
www.lyndacookson.com