When things go wrong...
Sometimes a painting does not survive.
I am posting this little story
to share an art disaster with you.
Last week I decided to rework an old painting.
It was a canvas measuring 24x48 inches.
At first things seemed to progress quite well
and I enjoyed mixing the lovely oils and cold wax.
Then it all went wrong. I became 'stuck'
and couldn't get any further.
I remembered having difficulty before
with a canvas this size and format.
Here is the canvas drying outside the studio.
I was giving it a rest and a re-think.
This is the one and only part I liked...
Against my better judgment I returned
to the painting the next day.
As I worked, the previous part disappeared
and the canvas turned grey.
A few more marks were made but I sensed
the canvas was not going to survive.
I had mixed some lovely colours on
my palette but they were all wasted.
It was frustrating but not exactly life threatening.
To refresh my confidence I went into the print room
to do something completely different.
I am happy to tell you this was successful.
Here are three A4 hand-pulled monotype prints
using acrylics on smooth white 300gsm paper.
All three are balanced to be viewed both ways.
First a blend of greys with a hint of green...
'Wave and Wend'
Next a warmer palette with
coffee and creams...
A different palette here...
there is a freshness of Teal,
it's as light as a feather.
I really like these prints, especially the way
they can be viewed in both directions.
All three prints will be put in an off-white mat/mount.
That's all for now,
thank you for visiting.