Two murals that I was commissioned to do. A seaside theme in a seaside town. I battled the weather from November to March, squeezing in time when storms had ceased and temperatures rose temporarily. Five layers were worn at all times!
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
I recently started hockey. I've been thrown in the deep end with the top ladies and men in the club so I'm trying to learn fast and put myself out there in the matches with the few classes I've had. While I've grown more confident to make myself available for the ball and to tackle, it's what to do after that's what I need to work on. Quick thinking and determination!
Posted by Laura Colgan at 4:35 PM
Monday, September 30, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Friday, May 31, 2013
The first picture below is how 6-year old Laura drew HAPPY, SAD, ANGRY and SCARED faces. A plain face just wouldn't do. I actually remember sitting down at the kitchen table finishing this off. I feel as if my thoughts were as they are now because I remember thinking, why did I put that weird shape on the scared face, it looks a bit like a moustache. It hung up in the school hall as part of the End of Year Art Exhibition.
The teacher was amazed how I used perspective in the picture, ie. not just putting all of the figures in a row as a child would usually at age 6 (nearly 7). This is Niamh Kavanagh when she won the Eurovision all those years ago!!!
Posted by Laura Colgan at 3:27 PM
Friday, April 12, 2013
So I haven't used paints in years (apart from colouring in between the lines for my window illustrations). I decided to just paint freely with a big brush and what ever happened, happened. The face is from my head, the girl is from a magazine, and the last is a picture of my friend who asked me to do it in the moment. These were very quick, about twenty minutes each, and NOT masterpieces in any sense of the word, just trials. You may just laugh at them, as my friend did, or say "Why do you paint so weird?" as my brother did, to which my response was: "I just don't have the patience to paint with precision." Well not yet anyway. Ah sure it's all about experimenting anyway and passing by a few hours of a Friday afternoon.
Posted by Laura Colgan at 10:23 PM