Water Reeds at Forest Edge

Water Reeds at Forest Edge

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by Declan Comerford

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Oil painting #156 which I have called Water Reeds at Forest Edge. This is a large stretched canvas measuring 90 x 65 cms. The intent was to create a painting showing light through a bare forest but as usual it needed something in the foreground so I added the reeds at the edge of the water. I liked the how the lighting in the background turned out and the slight reflections on the water also looks well. Due to the size of this painting I can only deliver this in Ireland.

artform: painting

theme: landscape

mood: calming

style: conceptual

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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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