When is an artwork finished? I pronounced this painting complete back in January. Several weeks later I found that I was dissatisfied with it and decided to put it back on the easel.
Occasionally I develop projects that go off at a tangent to my major theme and very often they’re photographic. One such project I called ‘Trees before Buildings’.
Theres always a story behind my artworks and the story behind my new painting, completed on the last day of 2016, is pretty typical.
If my studio isn’t infused with the smell of fresh oil paint then I know is been too long since I went out equipped to chronicle the current state of the Frome Valley.
My studio paintings usually begin as an idea that spontaneously pops in to my head while I’m painting outside on one of my expeditions to the trees. My latest began […]
I think these two paintings from May can be classed as successful. I’m pleased with them because they come close to reflecting both the locations I had selected and my emotional and intellectual response to them.
Last Thursday I knew I would feel I had wasted an opportunity if I didn’t get my act together and go painting.