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Big Yellow Candle

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Possible work in progress! ‘No Formula with big yellow candle’, oil on canvas by Marianne Potterton

I just got the urge to start painting on this canvas that I thought I had finished! I really liked it but felt that it was not ready to leave the easel, the canvas was asking for some more paint. Then I got this urge to paint a big yellow candle on it, wondering whether it would destroy it or make it I decided to be bold and do it! I am not sure if it makes it more or less but I am very happy I did it!

My thought for the day with art, is to throw caution to the wind, if you get a silly sounding or vague ideas follow them. Don’t be expecting them to come in a pretty box all labelled with an instruction manual ! You have to light the candle and hunt them down or at least follow them where ever they may take you. Good Luck!

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Written by Marianne Slevin

7 June, 2009 at 5:05 pm

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Love Unity

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‘Love Unity’ Work in progress, oil on canvas Marianne Potterton 2009

We are getting married on 14 of August! Life and art have always merged for me. So it makes sense for us to get married the same day as having the opening of the exhibition ‘Merging 3’. I have been painting a lot of Love paintings and brides lately! ‘Merging 3’, will be an exhibition of Paintings by myself, Sculptures by Madeleine Irene Smyth and Paintings and Works in Ink on Japanese ply by Mary Foudy O’Halloran. In the Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon, opening at 7pm on 14th August running till 12th September 2009. It is also James Birthday on the 14 August! No we are not busy at all!! James Is doing wonderful work designing all of the invitations for both the exhibition and our wedding as well as posters, and some other stuff too!

Written by Marianne Slevin

7 June, 2009 at 1:17 pm

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