'Thoughts of summer' by Alan Hogan

This painting is of a typical Finnish summer cottage surrounded by countryside and fading into a colourful array of shapes and textures more associated with the city and therefore creating a vision or muse for the viewer of good times spent or yet to come in the summertime.

*This painting is featured in this short video clip below along with some more of my work. It’s called ‘Transformations’.


Born in Ireland, Alan Hogan is a visual artist now living in Finland. He paints a variety of subjects in a unique style which mixes traditional values with a hint of contemporary and sometimes melancholy undertones. He is also interested in photography.
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  • Blended
    Blendedalmost 6 years ago

    This is very different and unique. I love the techniques you used.

  • Thanks Blended!
    This is one of my larger paintings. It’s the first time I ever used a gel with my acrylics to create relief effects. It hasn’t had as much feedback as I had hoped for. It was an experimental piece for me, a sort of semi-abstract if there’s such a thing? But I’m very happy with the results.
    Thanks again for all your kind comments.

    – Alan Hogan

  • Alan Hogan
    Alan Hoganalmost 6 years ago

    This painting will be featured in my solo show this Saturday May 9 at The Art Garage.
    Click here to watch a little clip!

  • zooreka
    zoorekaalmost 6 years ago

    Love the framing idea in this – innovative,,,

  • Impressionism
    Impressionismover 5 years ago

    i love it!! it reminds me of some of Van Gogh’s later works (1889-1890) where he added frames and colour blocks along with bold wide brushstrokes to accentuate the subjects of his paintings. Beautiful work Alan, this is gorgeous!!
    love the colours and composition

  • Aartistic
    Aartisticabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature! your painting is gorgeous
    K Bock ~ 21 March 2010

  • Blended
    Blendedabout 5 years ago


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