Flew to San Jose, CA with my daughter 2 weekends ago to see Tom Waits in concert. We had been saying that we would go anywhere within reason to see him, so when we discovered he was playing this show we put our money where our mouth is, and booked the trip. (we’re in Vancouver,… Read More Pilgrimage to see TOM WAITS!!!
Last day of preparations before Sage leaves for Japan. Air Canada is threatening to go on strike & I don’t think it could be raining any harder in Vancouver right now… For those who don’t know, Sage (my 18 yr old son) is doing a 6 month volunteer placement at the Red Cross Hospital in… Read More Sage goes to Japan!
Got a painting accepted into this show! Acceptance is such a great feeling… It’s at a gallery on Granville Island, just past OPUS. Federation Gallery 1241 Cartwright Street Granville Island Vancouver, BC (the painting is P5 – Perfect Fifth, which has never been exhibited, so I’m really excited.) Opening reception is Thurs. Aug 15, from… Read More Painting On the Edge
51″ x 41″ Oil on canvas by Druh Ireland. Sometimes I don’t want to put down any words at all… I’d rather let the picture speak for itself. Like- as soon as I say what I was thinking with this, your own interpretation evaporates, and my “authority” overrules. But I don’t paint like that. I… Read More Now Is The Time
48″ x 24″ Oil on canvas by Druh Ireland. view larger image Here’s my best family story. 1912, my grandmother is 18 years old, living in Austria. She has been promised in marriage to a fellow who had moved to Canada. His apprenticeship completed, it’s time to marry, so my grandmother sets out to Liverpool… Read More Connection
48″ x 24″ Oil on canvas by Druh Ireland. view larger image Trying to come up with something really mellow, peaceful… easy to live with. Also, I’ve been photographing my sister for her website, and I’ve been thinking about the kinds of cement walls which are so great to be photographed in front of. So… Read More Age Of Innocence
60″ x 30″ Oil on canvas by Druh Ireland. view larger image This is a good example of the kind of layering and textures I like to build up in oil paint. Being a larger format work, I kept the main colors quite laid back or neutral. The interest comes in the energetic scribbling and… Read More Interior