Work in Progress - April 2019 by Pat Byrne

I spent most of April working in Photoshop trying to make one image, that I will paint from, out of several pieces of photography. I wanted to have the Púca and parts of the Lafcadio Hearn Gardens combined on canvas so I was cutting bits and pieces away and adding the figure below. I got the figure cut out and added fairly quickly, it was just a case of getting direction of the light matching the the light in the garden photos.


There were a few bits that had to be flipped to make the light and shadow make sense but that wasn’t to much of a problem because the pictures weren’t meant to be of that specific garden. What took the most time on Photoshop was editing out the background in a photo of an olive tree, it had more plants behind it and it made it hard to know what was olive tree and what was background.

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I eventually got most of it done and started sketching it out on paper. There’s a few more additions to make but I’ll get them in gradually, I have a fair bit to do on the sketch still before it’s put on canvas but I hope to be painting it before the end of next month.

The piece is going to be 108cm x 54cm so it’s the biggest painting I’ve worked on in a long while.

Work in Dublin Auction by Pat Byrne

I was contacted by Pallas Projects/Studios earlier in the year about submitting a piece of work to an auction that is being run at The Irish Georgian Society’s City Assembly House this week. The auction is in support of Pallas Projects/Studios with the proceeds being split between participating artists and the artist run gallery, it is in collaboration with Whytes and The Irish Georgian Society and there’s work by more than 70 artists going into the auction, for a full list you can click here to go to the Pallas site and see an online catalogue as well as more information about the event.

Viewing days are Tuesday 30th of April from 2pm - 6pm and Wednesday 1st of May and Thursday the 2nd from 12pm - 6pm with the auction starting at 7pm

A Manifestation , Oil on Canvas, 2018

A Manifestation, Oil on Canvas, 2018

The painting above is the piece that I submitted for the auction.