Thursday, 18 October 2012
another slice through life
Have had a few nice trips recently in and around the Oundle area. There's some splendid countryside and water to enjoy. The countryside is fairly flat it's fair to say but lots of interesting viewpoints for me to work with. It'll certainly feature in next years solo show. I'm currently working on smallish works with a view to working things up bigger. I'm enjoying the process of studying my subject matter, producing some quick images and letting the ideas marinate for a while. As my thoughts form the paintings change in my mind and they give me a fresh angle to attack the bigger works. I do like this way of working, it helps me break up the image and allows me to dilute the information as I really don't want to produce a facsimile of the view, a 'notion of' is what I seek. Texture, movement and ambiance is what I want you to grasp... and simply offering a 'slice through life.'
The Nene, bank, bail and distant wood... is in the works