Kildare Arts Service : Municipal Collection

Derelict Boat II

Eileen Costelloe - Crete I 

Crete I

‘Derelict Boat II” and ‘Crete I’ - Eileen Costello

Derelict Boat Dimensions: 35cm x 60cm

Derelict Boat Location: Kilcock Library

Crete I Medium: Mixed Media

Crete I Dimensions: 40cm x 30cm

Crete I location: Clane Library

These paintings by Eileen Costello are painted in a style similar to that of the later stages Impressionist movement with thick brushstrokes: each brushstroke clearly visible to the viewer. Her painting style is particularly reminiscent of the French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artist Camille Pissarro whose thick painting application was often done with aid of a palette knife. Although Costello’s handling of the paint may owe a lot to the Impressionist style but in the painting “Derelict Boat” her use of colour, in particular the dark outline she gives the boat gives the painting a far more abstract look than most Impressionist paintings.

Click here to compare these works to ‘Girl With a Stick’ by Camille Pissarro

Eileen Costelloe - Derelict Boat II

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