Monday, 23 September 2019

Creation



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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