Sunday, 15 September 2019

Parting ways.

‘Thoughts on Fire’

Oils and cold wax on Arches oil paper 
A new painting 10x12 inches

I cropped the painting to fit this 8x8 inch float frame.
It sits happily near my Lyn Lovitt ceramic vessel.   

Lyn has an exhibition opening on 
Tuesday 17 September in Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln.

Out of sight, out of mind.

It never ceases to amaze me how often 
I read something in my emails which 
is appropriate for my art journey.

Here are two quotes from last week...

The first rule of storytelling is that something must die in order for something else to be born. 

In your art story, this means that if you want your work to grow, you’ll need to kill something. 

The good news is that you probably have something to sacrifice lying around your studio 

(Sara Genn -  Painter’s Keys)

When you get rid of old material, 
you push yourself further and 
come up with something better.” (Austin Kleon)

Getting rid of art which may be 
holding me back is a habit I try
to practice in my studio.

There is a sense of relief and freedom.
I like to have paintings around me which
are fresh and new as these can
trigger an idea or become part of a series.

Shapes and colours 
Work on Arches oil paper 

Part of my paper-painting collection.

Back to the process of parting of ways...
Sometimes it is just a case of putting 
unwanted paintings aside, out of sight so they
do not influence the current work.

My out of the way place is here...

The old caravan.

Taking a break from making pictures,
here are some of Nature’s landscapes...

Beauty in old age

This oak tree was planted 165 years ago
I hope it lives here for many more.

Here is a place for new planting...
Maybe some Mountain Ash saplings 
to provide berries for our birds.

A home for wildlife...

A little track through the wild garden.
The fox visits us most nights.  

A quiet place for contemplation...

Timber housing.

That’s all for now...
Until next time.
Thank you for visiting.

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