Monday, 21 May 2018

Taking a step backwards.

Hello and welcome to my Monday Blog

Reveal   Oils and cold wax on canvas  30 x 40 inches

I have taken some steps backwards recently.
Back to abstraction in my paintings.

 Being true to myself is important
 as my work is a reflection of my personality.

After months of painting what other people preferred to
 see in my work I realised I was not going to move on. 
It was time to return to what I really love doing.

More experiments...

This piece was originally designed to be the other way up...
I accidently hung it this way and liked the effect.

It reminds me of the dark clouds and bright yellow seen 
in Lincolnshire when the oilseed rape is in flower.

My paintings are more about atmosphere than reality
so this is not a specific place...just an idea.

Making marks...

Response   Oils and cold wax on canvas  20 x 20 inches

This painting had been in the studio for some time waiting for finishing.
The underpainting was dark blue and red.

My first thought was to continue in red and blue but when I mixed this
violet blue I liked the effect.  Adding cold wax to the oils gave a lovely
ethereal feel to the piece.  I added a creamy fawn to the bottom right
with a few thicker highlights and some scrapes and scratches.

And the frame...

Hot Quarry   Oils and cold wax on board and frame.  18 x 16 inches 

Using the frame as a painting support adds weight to the work.
The idea came to me when I couldn't decide which frame to use.

Since then I have played around with more framed pieces.

On the way  Oils on board and frame 18 x 16 inches

To finish...

Time for home...just a short walk.

Until next week...
Thank you for visiting

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