Here is a further update from my latest painting. It is almost finished. I have done a slight bit of manipulation of the colour on the computer to make it reflect reality, due to the light I took the photo in, as the reality is not so dull. Anyway, this is showing that I still have some work to do on the upper part of the background. I have used a bit of free expression in the brushstrokes in the water and other areas - so the design of the swirls is similar to lines I often make in my handwriting. I can't help it, it's just my style coming through. If you are interested in painting a similar painting, then it is most likely you will fall into your own style naturally and it won't be the same. I can't change my painting style easily and actually I quite like the way it turns out. Some people say that they can recognise my paintings instantly from my brushstrokes, so that can't be a bad thing. I want to be unique from other artists. Anyhow, if you like to see my swirling style, have a look at "In the Desert of the blue Stones". That really shows it. I hope you will comment on this work, to let me know what you think of current progress. I am really trying hard to make this a great painting! The lower half is just about finished. Soon, I will post the full finished version. Enjoy this current glimpse of my progress. Happy Easter to everyone! Jim
I am a self-taught artist. I was born in Dublin. Since early childhood I have drawn and painted for my own enjoyment. I enjoy spending time in the countryside, as I am interested in the environment and the great outdoors. I paint figurative scenes & landscapes.
Feel free to browse the Gallery below. New work will be added periodically in this location. To see additional work view the slideshow via link below my photo at top right of blog or visit my http://www.artvitae.com/ gallery.