My main exhibitions are finished for this year, I have one more project for a Christmas exhibition: we are several artists and the theme is “boxes” so I will be working on those the next few weeks; although I really want to work more on abstract ideas, I will have to curb these in order to fulfill the Christmas expo obligation, because the gallery expressly asked for my figurative style, (however, I may sneak an abstract in amongst them!) Painting or drawing, as many artists will say, is an addiction, maybe more than an addiction, it’s a way of life, you have to express yourself in one way or another. During the summer when exhibiting and welcoming holidaymakers, there is less time to paint, so I have to fit it in here and there; I find that autumn is my best time of year because I am itching to get into the studio.
One of the abstract paintings I showed in the summer expos was this one called “Potters at work” , here are the various stages in the painting, I must admit it did my head in a bit, it was quite complicated to work out!
and a couple more, this ipad sketch:
became this painting, although I felt the sketch worked with the bold black rope in the foreground, it didn’t work when translated into paint to a larger format, so this was the result, size 40cmx120cm:
and this small traditionally executed sketch ( i.e. on paper) :
inspired this painting, 40cmx120cm: