Tuesday, 15 November 2016
two figures in a snow landscape
acrylics on Fabriano paper
solitary walker in a winter landscape
I've been feeling my way back to more abstracted figures in acrylics.... It may be strange to say, but I had no conscious plan to paint snow. However, when I am working 'well', I am able to let the work flow and am guided mark by mark, without making too many predetermined plans. As I sometimes say to myself and others: having an idea is not always a good idea. Of course this may allow for a rather hit and miss approach to making images and I would agree there can be days when letting it flow just doesn't work at all. Yet, I am coming more to understand the above is my approach, if there is such a thing as one approach.
Anyway, I am thinking aloud here....
I'm working on an eclectic mix right now. Including new still life works - in gouache. I am exploring shelves as a way of organising and composing.... I spend a lot of time sitting next to a cabinet crammed with my pots and bottles collections. I enjoy painting and sorting shapes in this way.
shelves still life with triple bowls - gouache on Fabriano paper
Just a few of the various artworks coming to my shop tomorrow: 2pm UK time.