22/10/2009

Hughie O'Donoghue

Prompted by Blue Sky Dreaming I did a further search on the internet and found some images - most of his paintings are very big and photographs don't do them justice - which is why not many are published on the web no doult!! They have many layers of paint, photographic imagery and glazes so have a real translucent quality to them - he talks very eloquently about his working processes and the source material from his research - he has a keen interest in history particularly the first and second world war periods - if you find yourself in Ireland he has work in the Irish Museum of Modern Art. I was interested in how he incorporated photographic images and the transfer to the canvas - he was generous in sharing some of this process - he enlarges the photographs into tiles which are transfered to gossamer fine Japanese paper and then applied to the canvas - that was as much as he was willing to divulge!! I am fascinated by the process so if any of you reading this know more I would love to hear about it!
More information about his work from HERE where I found the image below

6 comments:

Bill Evertson said...

You find the most fascinating works..always some new names to explore.

nancy neva gagliano said...

dramatic work....i too will look further....
keep WANDERING!!
me on wooded paths,
you into galleries!!
great exhange.
thanks

lynne h said...

wow, even these small photos of his work are amazing. i would like to be standing about 4' from the real thing! xo

Jeane said...

knocked out, stood up and knocked out again! - this guy is absolutely one of the best I've EVER seen - I can't imagine walking in and seeing this work up close and personal - boy his process sounds right up your alley, Rosie! MAN!

Leslie Avon Miller said...

interesting artist. I wonder why his subjects are laying down like they are.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Thank you so much...I would of stood before these beauties until closing time. The dream, the memory captured with color...haunting,