Roger Cummiskey
04 Feb 06 by Roger Cummiskey
Roger Cummiskey artworks

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The Singer

The lead singer and guitarist from the rock group U2.

Bloomsday specs.
Bloomsday specs.
Bloomsday specs.

Charicature of the glasses worn by world famous author James Joyce.

James Joyce
James Joyce
James Joyce

Portrait of James Joyce exhibited at the Florence Biennale 2003.

11 May 06 05:00

I never could read Joyce. I tried but was defeated. Your work has inspired me to go back and give it another go. You are obviously a very literary man and your work is very fragile and delicate. I think making art is not just your job but you love it and it shows.

Joyce the Pluralist - Paris
Joyce the Pluralist - Paris
Joyce the Pluralist - Paris

This is a watercolour painting, in the style popularized by Andy Warhol, taken from a photograph of James Joyce (1882-1941) in Paris in 1920 at the door of the famous bookshop, Shakespeare and Co. owned by Joyce's friend, the American, Sylvia Beach. She was a patron and the first publisher of "Ulysses". At this time, while constantly short of funds, Joyce had started to dress in a dandified fashion. This original painting is based on that photograph. ©

09 Jun 05 05:00

Nice catchy format Roger, that works well in the context. I like the reference to Warhol - making this the "Elvis" of writers presumably?
/j-p.

Pablo Ruiz Picasso
Pablo Ruiz Picasso
Pablo Ruiz Picasso

Towards a portrait of Picasso - 1.

El Don Quijote
El Don Quijote
El Don Quijote

The Knight of the sad countenance. El cabello de la cara triste.

Abstract 2006-1
Abstract 2006-1
Abstract 2006-1

Oil painting on Titanium primed oil painting paper, fine grain.

Abstract 2006.2
Abstract 2006.2
Abstract 2006.2

Oil painting on Titanium primed oil painting paper, fine grain.

Abstract 2006-3
Abstract 2006-3
Abstract 2006-3

Oil painting on Titanium primed oil painting paper, fine grain.

Abstract 2006 4
Abstract 2006 4
Abstract 2006 4

Oil painting on Titanium primed oil painting paper, fine grain.

Abstract 2006 5
Abstract 2006 5
Abstract 2006 5

Oil painting on Titanium primed oil painting paper, fine grain.

03 Feb 06 05:00

That's a surprising leap into abstraction you've taken Roger, after your previous controlled, figurative watercolours. I'd be interested to know what's making you take this path? Thanks /j-p.

04 Feb 06 05:00

Morning JP. The incorporation of Oil abstract paintings at this time has been due to pressure from existing clients and a personal desire that has been suspended for about 4 years to increase the variety and range of work available from my studios.

Abstract 2006 6
Abstract 2006 6
Abstract 2006 6

Oil painting on Titanium primed oil painting paper, fine grain.

Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett

Celebrating 100 years since Beckett was born in April 2006.

Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot This original watercolour painting is my interpretation of the title of the Samuel Beckett play of the same name. The play, originally written in French as En Attendant Godot, should have translated as While Waiting for Godot. Beckett specified the setting as “A Country Road. A Tree.” I have adopted a minimalist style to reflect the story. ©2005

Abstract 2006
Abstract 2006
Abstract 2006

Abstract 2006-14 Oil painting on Titanium primed oil painting paper, fine grain. Unframed. 14 x 10 ins; 36 x 25 cms.

Abstract 2006
Abstract 2006
Abstract 2006

Abstract 2006-14 Oil painting on Titanium primed oil painting paper, fine grain. Unframed. 14 x 10 ins; 36 x 25 cms.

Abstract 2006
Abstract 2006
Abstract 2006

Abstract 2006-14 Oil painting on Titanium primed oil painting paper, fine grain. Unframed. 14 x 10 ins; 36 x 25 cms.

Mr Leopold Bloom
Mr Leopold Bloom
Mr Leopold Bloom

Bloomsday - June 16th - is an annual celebration among Joyce fans throughout the world, from Fort Lauderdale to Melbourne. It is celebrated in at least sixty countries worldwide, but nowhere so imaginatively, of course, as in Dublin. The novel, Ulysses, by James Joyce recounts the hour-by-hour events of one day in Dublin - June 16, 1904 - as an ordinary Dubliner, Leopold Bloom, wends his way through the urban landscape, the odyssey of a modern-day Ulysses. This painting is from James Joyce’s caricature of Leopold Bloom, drawn in Myron Nutting’s studio in the 1920’s. ©RogerCummiskey.com

Picasso´s head
Picasso´s head
Picasso´s head

Towards a head of Picasso