Sept 2021: Live studio update 15 Sept 21/ New framed abstract oil paintings

Delighted to finally have my new collection of framed abstract oil paintings up on my website!

In this video, I chat about my new framed abstract oil paintings and share a couple of my favourites. These framed paintings on paper were a pleasure to paint as I have not painted on paper in while. Painting on paper as opposed to panel board or canvas requires a different approach to how you make and build a painting. For me, a lighter painting surface adds a softness to the overall feel of the painting which I think is present in this new work.

These paintings are made using oil paint, oil bar and charcoal. Each is bespoke framed by my lovely framer James and ranges in size from 30x25cm £250 to 44x44cm £400. You can view the full collection here and please let me know if you have any questions.

Live studio update chatting about my new framed abstract oil paintings

These paintings were created in my London UK studio at Delta House Studios which is open to studio visits by appointment.

Happy viewing,

Many thanks, Aisling x

Background to my Live Studio Updates:

When Covid-19 arrived in the UK all of my upcoming exhibitions, art fairs and arts facilitation roles were either cancelled or postponed. If Covid has taught me anything it’s the importance of proactivity and self-resilience. If I had no way to physically show my paintings then I had to work out an alternative. I had a small online presence through my website and Instagram account but wasn’t very sure how to use either. 

However, I saw these platforms as a way to keep my work moving during the pandemic & to get my paintings seen. I did an overhaul of my website (ongoing!), began to be more active on my Instagram and started a YouTube channel.

One of the hardest things I did was I began speaking live every Wednesday from my studio about what was happening, what work I was making, the ethos of my painting practice and all the realities of life as an artist. However, amazingly this practice each Wednesday has proved to be one of the best decisions I’ve made over the last year or so!

Building Virtual Art Relationships

Through chatting and sharing directly from my art studio I’ve connected with first-time art buyers & seasoned art collectors around the world. I’ve had lots of positive feedback but the main thing I keep hearing is it’s great to see what goes into making a painting rather than just buying the finished artwork. I share the materials I use, why I use them, painting techniques and how I build a painting. 

Also because abstraction can sometimes be viewed as an inaccessible area of art people tell me they’ve enjoyed learning about this genre as I also share artists who have influenced my work and any exhibitions I go to (when I can!). 

 For me, I love that people can now buy my original abstract paintings online from me, connecting with me directly and build a virtual art relationship.

As these videos have become an integral part of what I do, I’ve decided to start sharing them on my website in my creative journal posts as it opens up my work to you. If you can’t come and visit me at an exhibition or in my painting studio at least now you can see & hear all about what I’m making and how I’m making it! 

If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch as it’s always a pleasure to hear from people interested in my paintings. 

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Aisling Drennan is an award-winning abstract artist with a London, UK-based art studio.

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