I was having a bit of a clearout in my studio, and came across some square virgin canvasses stashed away under a pile of stuff. I used to love painting in square format and I must have ordered a load of canvasses for that purpose. This was many years ago, so I most probably got waylaid with a decoration project, and then, after a few weeks or months, when I finally returned to painting for myself, I must have forgotten all about them and then changed format.
This often happens when I return from doing decor work, I tend to lose my original thread and direction, then, because I have been inspired by being in different surroundings I invariably set off on yet another hike across that deserted landscape of ideas. I am easily swayed to work with different colours and deviate from my original path. Anyway, all this is to say that recently I have been painting on square format again. After a visit to my ceramic artist neighbour, where I did some sketching during one of her classes, I completed 3 oils, called pottery classes 1, 2 and 3. I want to do some more on this subject eventually :
firstly some sketches:
3 oils 30 x 30 cms
Then 3 square interiors, 30 x 30cms:
It’s great having loads of canvasses to hand, I must order some more to give myself a nice surprise in a few years’ time!