cathy callan ireland
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Title          Old Rose Study
Medium   oil on primed paper
Size           12 x 9 cm
Year          exhibit 2011

Title          Splash of green (Doodle)
Medium   oil on primed paper
Size           12 x 9 cm
Year          exhibit 2011

Year         2011


Whilst studying the colour red I began to paint roses. I think
that I painted this old rose study on primed paper
around 1998
or a few years later. It is a detail from
a series of twelve paintings.
Eleven paintings remain as yet unresolved.

I looked at my series of rose paintings again recently and tore this one
into it's current format. I like the frayed
edges, revealing my layering
of paint. My recent
handwriting on the piece of new fabriano paper
reminds
me that the first painting of my old rose series is now resolved, fragmented and complete.


I created these artworks especially for the
'Artworks for the Ros Tapestry' Exhibition at Brandon House Hotel,
New Ross, Co.Wexford.

 










© cathy callan
2011