P J Lynch

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Oisín in Tir na n’Og


These are two pictures from Oisín in Tir na n’Og which is one of the stories in the book of Irish legends that I did with Marie Heaney, The Names Upon The Harp.
Ireland of the Welcomes magazine has featured them in their current issue.


I was really pleased with the look of Oisín as “a feeble blind old man”.
Alas, a lot of that lovely detail always gets lost when a piece is reduced in print.

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  1. Amal May 4, 2012

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  2. Amal May 4, 2012

    PJ, all your sings! and think it's because you know precisely, instinctively when to stop (and make use of all those lost/found edges) that make us lose ourselves in the magic of the picture. The Oisín illustration is a great ex.

  3. PJ Lynch May 9, 2012

    You are so kind Amal, but I am afraid I have never quite known when to stop.
    I am glad you like the edges, but I am sure you would agree that during the making of a picture, a lot of those lovely subtleties are lost. It's a good idea to record your process so you can look back and see when your painting was at it's best.
    Best regards
    PJ

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