I have 3 still life paintings in the upcoming exhibition at the Dúnlaoire Art Gallery (opening St. Valentine’s Day, 14th February 2015), funky, traditional & large, I like the rustic organic nature of them. The blue violet on the ageing skin of the pumpkins & the whacky height of the brussels sprouts on the stalk.
The wooden dish of fruit in contrast is voluptuous – a week in summer when there was just too much to choose from in the local grocer – I just had to paint the lot. I think of it as a procession of summer, from the figs at the back through the apples and the little gooseberry at the side, all alone!
There’s more information about events at: http://www.dunlaoghaire.ie/shop-dun-laoghaire-day-sat-14th-february/ (opens in a new window).
I hope everyone has a great day & the exhibition will be on-going in the gallery if you can’t make it on the 14th.
If you don’t know the area, you might be confused about it, Dúnlaoire, Dún Laoire, Dúnlaoghaire, and yes even the anglicised Dunleary. For disambiguation, there’s always the wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dún_Laoghaire (opens in a new window).