I’ve been looking sideways at one of my paintings, trying to figure out how to finish it.
And now I’ve simply decided that it’s finished and that I need to move on to new things to get back in the flow of it all. The light is coming back, I’ll be able to take better pictures of my work, when I do the work, but also there’s all the other outdoors things to tend to, it’s not the time to fiddle.
Another series of cutouts from a recent project, which came about as I was listening to a couple of forgotten Mike Oldfield albums.
A few detail shots of a large painting in progress, from various stages, Continue reading
Working on a million things, taking my good time finishing any of them. I’ve started making colour samples as little mini paintings in my sketchbook instead of just blobs on a row, here’s a couple to fill the gap (need to work on my figurative skills):
I had this one canvas, newly stretched which I didn’t notice was skewed until it was done. So I thought I could paint something blurry for a background to use behind /under photos of various objects. Except it didn’t really turn out very nice. And so I kept going, the original layers long gone, the idea likewise. It may still end up with 50 more layers, we’ll have to see when I get bored with it! (in fact I have several of these, it’s kinda fun, for me anyways, to look back at the different stages)
I was just making swatches to check which underpaint colour I wanted for some glazes on different paintings (a green, a red and a blue background series separately), when the colours I’d chosen for this piece of paper happened to please me so much, my thoughts immediately began to run along another tangent.
While I don’t draw all that well, for the usual reason that I haven’t practiced enough, I do sometimes want the option of making lasting outlines to a painted object or just make squiggles and doodles without resorting to stamps or trying to painstakingly get a smooth, uninterupted but still swishy and loose line with a thin brush which has to be dipped every stroke.