Friday, 24 July 2020

Staying small

Small is ok.

Thinking pink today

Two of a kind

I am currently taking a break from
painting larger pieces.

Two reasons...
The garden is in need of my company,
and small is good.

It's about having fun

Taking a sheet of Arches oil paper
I divide it into sections with masking tape.

Then I choose my colours.  
Mostly transparent at first.
Possibly opaque later after the 
under painting is dry.

I make random marks.

Making tiny oil studies is exciting.
It can be a way of loosening up 
and it doesn't really matter if it goes wrong.

It isn't life threatening.

like spreading melted chocolate.

In this case, green chocolate.

More green chocolate.

Sometimes I think about making
these paintings 'up large'.

I have tried but failed.

Painting for me, is a spontaneous affair.
If I sketched this image and scaled it up,
I would be concentrating too much 
on getting it right.

That's not what I want.
Copying is not my way.
I like the feeling of unknown.

My paintings evolve,
they are not really planned.  

Through the studio door...
Taking a break with a cuppa.

Does my wild garden influence my art?

It must be in my soul.

That's all for now,
time for bed.

Thank you for visiting.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a lovely garden, mine has almost disappeared. We have had 25 straight days at over 90Degrees. Don't know what that would be in Cel. Keeps you healthy though.