Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Storms ahead..

I left my work into Holles Street for the Art Sale in aid of One in Four in the Department of Justice and Law reform at 51 St. Stephens Green, Dublin on the 25th of November.
The weather is getting stormy, we are due winds of up to 80 miles an hour this evening, just short of Hurricane force.
Thursday, 11 November 2010 11:06
Extremely windy or stormy today with gusts of 100 to 140 km/hr. The most severe winds in exposed parts of Ulster and Connacht. Widespread heavy and thundery showers with the risk of hail. The showers will merge into longer spells of rain in the North. The top temperatures will be between 9 and 12 degrees.


Gale force winds will moderate later tonight but it will stay very blustery throughout the night. The showers will continue in the North and West but it will become mainly dry elsewhere. The lowest temperatures will be between 5 and 8 degrees.
I hate high winds :( It's a evening for buttoning down the hatches and huddling around a fire. It will be unsafe to be out in the Van anyway, I'm glad I made the delivery this morning.

Here are photo's of the two small 8 by 8 inch (20cm) canvases I was working on. They have not photographed well, the colour balances are all over the place. The blue shadow areas in the top painting are almost black in the actual work itself.

It must be an effect of the light, or the background behind the works when I photographed them. I tried manipulating the balances on the computer, but they would not sort themselves out between the bluer areas and the dark reds, and forget about worrying about the oranges and yellows in the highlights. It is possibly a result of trying to photograph such small works.

At this stage I have taken 6 seperate photographs of each, trying to get some kind of reasonable colour correction. You can get a rough

idea of what they are like though. They are two more views from Carna, Connemara.

Two variations on a theme, that actually look quite good in the flesh.

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