Welcome to the third edition of my Newsletter, summarising what I have been working on since the last edition issued in August.
It has been a very eventful and progressive year for my art.
Above is a recent painting entitled, ‘Through the clouds’. This is a spiritual painting for me as I get a feeling of a divine presence coming through the clouds. Sunrise over Portmarnock beach is always different and always worth getting up for, with inspiring colours, reflections and an atmosphere of being totally at one with nature.
Above is another recent painting entitled, ‘Reflecting on ourselves’
The figure composition of Mother and Child is full of meaning. The mother is showing her child the world. She holds him tightly and tips him gently towards the water, guiding him in discovering and experiencing new sensations of the world around him.
My drawing studies from Michelangelo (image below) are quite present within this painting. The strength and dynamism of the figurative set up and the application of the colours emphasise the feeling of weight through deep outline. This technique is influenced by the works of Michelangelo and is explored further in 2 new videos on my website http://www.ronangoti.com/video/
In the image above you can see the under painting of ‘Reflecting on ourselves’, giving you a visual insight into how I build my paintings up in layers.
Above is a scene from inside my studio. On the easel is a charcoal study of Michelangelo’s Adam taken from the book on the shelf behind.
The photograph above shows a painting table I have recently made for my studio. I use it to present art books that I am studying from. These books are permanently on display so as to continuously influence me as I work.
Above is ‘the office’ part of my studio. To the right of the desk is a painting trolley that I have built. This trolley is always beside me while I paint so all my tools are instantly to hand. It has proven to be a great help in producing my art.
Above is a photo taken of an artist and good friend of mine called Eugene Conway, beside a painting of him which I created at the R.H.A. life studies class recently. Attending these Life Drawing classes over the years has helped to refine my drawing skills and the flow of my work.
I was commissioned to make a painting from the Island golf club recently. To make this, I painted on location in the dunes (photo above) and then with photographic references finished off the painting at the studio.
It is with great excitement that I can announce the venue for my next exhibition. It will be at ‘Avoca’, Malahide Castle. The show will run from Saturday 4th until Wednesday 15th May 2013. The Castle Demense has had a massive revamp and Avoca is beautifully nestled inside the grounds. Upon a recent first visit I was really impressed with the venue.
I am also hosting a ‘an open house studio tour’ at my home in Portmarnock in February. During the tour I will be performing artistic demonstrations, showing how I produce paintings. To inquire about the tour simply respond to this email or at [email protected]
If you would like to receive complimentary cards, exhibition invitations and catalogues please send on your postal address by reply to this email.
I am actively using my twitter account now if you would like to follow what I am up to @RonanGoti
Thanks so much for reading. It’s great to keep you all updated with my latest activities and please feel free to reply with any feedback or to find out more about my work. I am already looking forward to putting together the next newsletter which should be with you in February.
Merry Christmas and Kindest regards,