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Posts tagged “2017

Images from 2017 – Winter days in the local landscape


Images from 2017, March – New life

Springtime 2017
Colour returns to the Woodlands
Kilkenny
Nigel Borrington


Images from 2017, February

A winters morning
The river Suir
County Tipperary
February 2017
Nigel Borrington


Macro Photography – The Nature of early spring in Ireland

Early Spring in Ireland
Nature Photography
Nigel Borrington

A Gallery of images taken over the last four days here in county Kilkenny and Tipperary, Springtime has almost arrived πŸ™‚ ….


Today along the river Suir, County Tipperary

March on the river banks
River Suir
County Tipperary
Nigel Borrington

Early March walking along the banks of the river Suir, county Tipperary.

The trees are still bare but not for long now, we had the first dry day for a long time yet it was cool.

I love this river walk very much, a mountain view of Slievenamon county Tipperary, on the north side of the river and of the hills of county Waterford on the south side.

The river Suir, Tipperary, March 8th 2017 πŸ™‚


Making plans and getting projects ready for 2017

Abstract Sunset Nigel Borrington

Abstract Sunset
Nigel Borrington

So then πŸ™‚ , this is my first blog post of 2017 – Happy belated New year to everyone πŸ™‚

We returned home to Ireland a couple of days ago , following a wonderful Christmas spent with my sister and family in Manchester. It was a great time catching up sharing time, out side walking and visiting museums and art galleries, talking lots and watching the odd movie or two.

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Today I spent sometime organizing my studio room and then shopping, I needed to get some new art supplies , including paint, brushes and sketch pads. Towards the end of last year I worked mainly with digital media for both photography and art work, however in 2017 I want to add real media including pencils , charcoal and acrylic paint to my work.

I am approaching this year in the form of a set of projects that I want to work on and complete by the end of the year. My main aim is to spend as much time as possible developing real skills and end up with a developed portfolio of work that records all the small steps involved with anything I do.
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I feel strongly that art of all forms (including photography, drawing and painting) is a skill that involves development. This development needs in some way to be captured/recorded so that you can look back on the steps taken.

So I hope to find a method to record my year ahead, in the form of recorded steps that involve (notebooks, sketches, photos, poems, painting etc…) that all in all build towards finished works.

Above all I am looking forward very much to just getting going and being on a path again πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Some work from 2016 …..

Two fishing boat Keem Strand Achill  Island County Mayo

Two fishing boat
Keem Strand
Achill Island
County Mayo