Fustrating. I basically just painted a whole new painting on top. Except it couldn’t become a whole new painting because the other painting was underneath and I was trying to finish that one. Messy. I can understand this struggle using the concept I posed in note, brief form in this blog post I wrote yesterday. […]Read more "Finishing painting no.8"
Responding the environment Resolving the painting into a painting – how does that work? Setting the concrete for the world at the start of the painting – determining the space. After that, it is putting forms in the world. Establishing structure, shapes, density, gravity, filling the distance and determining how much of the space is […]Read more "Painting process of this series – initial thoughts"
In the garden today. Which was quite spontaneous, but felt right. I was drawn completely and utterly to the sky today in this painting. That was the thing that drew all of my attention, save perhaps a mark or two. It feels slightly odd saying my attention was only on the sky though, because it […]Read more "Painting No.8"
I had a break yesterday. I was really in the flow, and didn’t want to take the day off, but I wanted to get other things done. Going painting today, I felt like I had lost some of my rhythm which comes from the routine of painting everyday. I knew where I wanted to go, […]Read more "Painting No. 6"
The word ‘relativity’. It’s definition: 1. the absence of standards of absolute and universal application.”moral relativity” 2. PHYSICS the dependence of various physical phenomena on relative motion of the observer and the observed objects, especially regarding the nature and behaviour of light, space, time, and gravity. Definition from: https://languages.oup.com/google-dictionary-en/ That is important to my painting. […]Read more "Relativity"
Painting on the old railway track near the boardwalk today. It started off as a dark grey cloudy afternoon, but the clouds gave way to light puffs of clouds and blue skies for sunset. I set up with the canvas facing the pathway, to my right and left you could look down the path. I […]Read more "Painting No.5"
The sky overhead was semi-transparent tones of grey, with soft ultramarine blues coming through. The sky moved quickly (as it always does I guess!). At one point there was a circular hole in the misty clouds, to reveal a blue sky above, covered in a thin veil of grey haze. I painted just off the […]Read more "Painting No.4"
I went painting today outside. My intention was to find a spot in the woods, and add to this half made painting: The painting felt too flat! I wanted to add textured paint on top, to add some depth, to block the viewer, or invite them in? I don’t know really, I just wanted to […]Read more "Next layer on this painting"
Really excited to have my work featured in Degree Art’s Christmas Gift Guide this year.Read more "Degree Art Christmas Gift Guide"
So there I was, on the beach, I had my car packed full of painting things, I had hours until it got dark, I was all prepared to paint. But the sky was grey, and that voice came into my head don’t waste a whole big new canvas on this! This is something I’d heard […]Read more "A new painting"