Diarmuid Kelley

 Infamy, Infamy, They've All Got it in for Me! oil on canvas 19.5"x15 3/4" 2009

 Diarmuid Kelley  

Once again I want to focus on Diarmuid Kelley's work. I mentioned last month that he paints a subject so long as it captures his interest, then stops when he gets bored. His intent focus combined with an offhand quality to the outside edges of his still lifes strikes me as both novel and modern. The sense of calm comes from carefully considered color and value, and without an overworking of detail.  

Funny how Carol Marine's work makes me think I'd like to speed up, become more spontaneous, while Diarmuid Kelley's work has me wanting to slow way down. 

In honor of Lisa Daria Kennedy's beautiful flower paintings, we'll spend the month of August considering paintings, drawings and photographs of flowers (a broccoli plant is a flowering plant!). If you have an image of a painting, drawing or photograph of a flower that you admire (someone else's work) and a few thoughts you'd like to share, please email me and I'll set up a post for you.

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