Monday, 23 September 2019


Today happened...

‘Eight days a week’

I am really happy with this painting.
It has lived in my studio for several months.
But not like this...

Today I changed its life.
It was ‘born again’ in an art sense. 
Just with a few random marks. 

These new marks were made quickly 
using oils and cold wax medium.

The studio was a little dark as the blinds 
were pulled down.  No lights were on.
This made a quiet relaxing place...
with no noise and no-one around.

I resisted the temptation to fiddle.
Bold applications of paint and marks
were left alone to tell a story.

Before working...

...and now

Drying on an easel.

Making marks is an exciting process.
Making marks ‘without care’ is very exciting.
Taking care can ruin a painting.

This may sound odd...
surely it is important to be careful with the work?

Not exactly...

When I began taking risks and ‘not caring’
I found my work moved on significantly.

A detail from my new piece.

A story of creation.
Destruction and creation.

The whole finished piece.

‘Eight days a week’

Oils and cold wax medium on 51x77cm canvas 
in a cream wood float frame. 

Before I go...
here is the previous picture 
in an exhibition earlier in the year.

I have no regrets about the change...
it was time to move on.

I love my job.   

Until next time...
Thank you for visiting. 

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