Hunters Flight

Hunters Flight

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by Declan Comerford

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Original oil painting #88 on stretched canvas measuring 30 x 21 cms. This was originally a dark painting which has been painted over. This is my first additions of birds on paintings and I like the result. This is the start of my bird phase. The blends used for the sky have worked as expected and the build up of the grassland has worked well with the light background.

artform: painting

theme: landscape

mood: calming

style: hard to define

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I spent 35 years working for a major US corporation and decided in 2021 to begin painting. Being an artist is not my new "job", it is a new challenge which I am loving, right now. I create the original oil paintings from my imagination, I do not like to paint real scenes or locations as I find this restricts my creativity. What happens on the canvas is rarely planned out and my oil paintings develop on the canvas. I paint with oil paints on stretched canvas. I tried different mediums when I started painting but I came back to oils as I like the blends of colour that can be created. I also use copious amounts of white spirits to create different blending affects which probably helps with some of the more abstract works. I have always loved walking in forests and so trees play a huge part in the art works I create. I also like to play with different types of lighting, especially as the background to many of my paintings. I don't see myself as a full-time artist, it's part of my journey and may become a full-time activity. Time will tell.

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