Friday, January 18, 2013

Interior Landscapes

Interior Landscapes

These are details of each piece they represent.  Though described as being oil on canvas there is some charcoal and graphite used in the drawing process of each. As with much of my work the painted areas of the canvas usually wraps around the stretcher bars. 
 'Embracing It All'  2012   Oil on canvas  dimensions approx. 62" x 62"  
part of the series 'Interior Landscapes'  by Beth Redmond Walsh

'Temple of Memory'  2012 Oil on canvas  dimensions approx. 62" x 62"  
part of the series 'Interior Landscapes'  by Beth Redmond Walsh

'Alone'  Oil on canvas  dimensions approx. 62" x 62"  
part of the series 'Interior Landscapes'  by Beth Redmond Walsh
"Cross Purposes"  Acrylic on Paper 2007    48" x 36"

"Cross Purposes" Acrylic on Paper (detail)

'Cross Purposes'  Acrylic on Paper (detail)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Canvas and Paint Collages on Wood Panels


Mixed media with spray paint, found pieces of cloth, metallic paints, markers on wood panel
Mixed media with spray paint, found pieces of cloth, metallic paints, markers on wood panel


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Boston Landscapes, Riverscapes and Seascapes

Boston Landscapes and Seascapes

Ramler Park in Boston's Back Bay, Boston Public Garden, The Charles River, Arnold Arboretum and the saltmarshes in Essex MA are just a few places that make for a very good plein air painting experience.    

 I'm still not certain precisely what it is that makes me want to do landscape painting.  Looking intently at leaves, trees,hills, marshes, the sky, clouds and being outdoors, dealing with the conditions outside and feeling a connection with the elements is so different from closing oneself indoors, in the studio where light and air, temperature and sounds are basically under my control.

It is a very different experience working in the elements, having to pay attention to the weather changing, the light, the wind as well as the view I'm actually trying to capture with paint. Once I'm there and decide on what I want to work on my focus begins to sharpen, a sense of my own presence dissolving as I get down to the business of mixing, watching, choosing what brushes will be best and dealing with shifts of light and changes of atmosphere that will affect the local colors

'Weeping Tree' Boston Public Garden  Oil on Canvas 2010

'Ramler Park' Oil on Birch panel 2012

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'North Harvard Street Bridge by the Charles'  Oil on Canvas  2011


'Hog Island Essex, MA' Oil on Board 2011 (detail)

'Hog Island Essex, MA' Oil on Birch panel 2011 (detail)


'Saltmarsh Thunderheads' Oil on canvas 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Saturn Return

My art is about exploring and experiencing what I feel while I make a painting, to allow the work to be driven as much as possible by what I feel. Paying too much attention to my thinking smothers my energy.  Holding my attention on my responses to what I work on generates more creative energies. These energies are like air currents or flashes of light lasting no more than a nanosecond. Witnessing and responding to them I can capture and express them in paint and other media.

Without asking that you see anything in particular I hope that you will appreciate the presence of the work itself and maybe reflect on your own ephemeral energies.

'The Gateless Gate' 2011 Oil on canvas approx. 60" x 60"
 Saturn Return 'Time of Reflection'  2012 Oil on Canvas approx. 36" x 42" 
Saturn Return  2011 Oil on Canvas  approx 36" x 42"  

The Great Wall of China - Oil on Canvas 2005


A distant portion of the Great Wall glows in the sunlight as seen from a higher section of the wall. 







Beautiful light illumines the Great Wall of China 
Snaking sections of the Great Wall gather from distant hills and valleys.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Paintings Inspired by Zen Calligraphy and Meditation


Paintings inspired by the study of zen and chan calligraphy.




"Try try try...."   Oil on Canvas  18" x 24"
 

"Fine as it Is"  Oil on Canvas  18" x 24"

"Vows"  Oil on Canvas  (framed)  10" x 10" approx.

"Right Livelihood"  Oil and Wax on Canvas  9" x 12"  approx. 

"Right Speech"  Oil and Wax on Canvas  10" x 10"  approx. 



"Primary Point" Oil on Canvas  10" x 10"  approx. 


"How Did We Get Here?" Oil on Canvas  12" x 12" approx. 


"Great Brightness"  Oil on Canvas  12" x 12" approx. 

"Nothing Special"  Oil on Canvas  12" x 12" approx. 

"Enough-Mind" Oil on Canvas 10" x 10" approx.

"Great Question" Oil and Wax on Canvas  36" x 42" approx.

"Beneath the Surface…Silent Noise"  Oil on Canvas  36" x 42" approx.