Sióg Vibes to beat the band

Sióg Vibes to beat the Band.  Ink, gesso, chalk powder, tea, gouache paint, coloured pencil, and acrylic paint on Fabriano cotton rag paper.   Protected with UV varnish. Unframed.  Dimensions: TBC  © Áine Ní Chíobháin 2022.


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Sióg Vibes to beat the band


I made this painting in a friend’s garden in Glens on the Dingle Peninsula in Kerry.  It started with the very intricate ink drawing of the Crann Draíochta or magic tree.  I was very taken by the suaimhneas of the garden, the animals, and the land here.  I loved the grey area between wild and domesticated.  This is the ladder in the tree and the Rhododendron amongst the brambles a feeling that I can relate to very much.  There was magic in the air that eve and a lunar eclipse.  There was no Spring this year.  It just went from Winter and exploded into Summer.  I think we all needed that.  I created two suns for the craic.  Everything felt upside down.  I was looking over at Cruach Mhárthain and Brandon from an angle that I am not used to, so it felt like waking up back to front and upside down, like an alternate universe.  I put in two of each hill and really enjoyed sketching the details in the Mám.  The sióg vibes were strong.  This feels like a beautiful breakthrough for me after a few very tricky months before it.  I am finally set free, and this is a beautiful dreamscape. Applying the chalk plaster and gesso to this gave it a feeling quite like porcelain.  I used domestic items such as breadboards and tea to bring it all back home.  May it bring you joy and a sense of fun.  I so enjoyed every minute of making it.

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