|PAUL WALLS 'THE THICKEST PAINTER IN IRELAND'|
I think Paul Walls takes pride in the moniker the Ulster Museum levelled at him of being ’the thickest painter in Ireland’. For the purpose of the demonstration Paul painted in acrylics, not oils, and having never seen every painter in Ireland I’ll take the Museum's word for it.
If Judy (who has been one of the four judges of the Turner Prize for the last three years) ever reads this she’ll remove me from her Facebook friends!!!
Getting out of the hole time: I'm not against modern/postmodern art. I have walked through the Tate Modern several times over the years and it all washed over me, left me completely unaffected – and I am someone who spent three years talking concepts and codswallop with lots of Fine Art friends at college. Maybe I am just not getting it. I'm fossilising! As stuck in the 1970s as Status Quo!
Back to 2016 and Lisnagarvey! Paul and I did disagree over Van Gogh. Not a good drawer? Seriously? Paul backtracked a bit and notioned that Van Gogh was a better painter, but I doubt he was a better technical painter than the Dutch Masters. Van the Painter Man did have his own unique, impressive style with his impasto swirls which would touch millions years after he died but he was fine with the oul drawing too. He did over a thousand of them and from what I recall of my final year thesis, a long time ago, he believed that drawing was “the root of everything.”
|AN HOUR LONG FINISHED PAINTING|