The Prodigal Painter

After  some time away (nearly two years) from this painting of St. Kevin , neglected and relegated to closets and storage  boxes , I have at last returned to it. And it seems to be painting itself. I’m calling it a night as the beasties are getting restless, but this is why I paint, those rare moments of paint gliding across the surface and all is well with the world.

I look forward to returning to this painting, I hope the magic continues.

Good night.


 St Kevin & the Blackbird

oil on panel

Author: babylonbaroque

I am a painter and printmaker working towards creating a body of work that reflects my own developing aesthetic. New work ,first link. The second link is an on-line portfolio.

2 thoughts on “The Prodigal Painter”

  1. It’s looking splendid! A perfect example of how putting a painting away for a while and coming back to it can be so rewarding, what a great expression of this story.

    1. Thank you, and again your opinion means a lot because I was unaware of Kevin until Clive introduced me to Heaney’s work.

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