Sneak Previews of Most Recent Works

Well I think……

That there is a lot to be said sometimes for that old saw, that creating is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration. Recently at least, it has seemed to be more about working without feeling hugely inspired at all and allowing the flow to come slowly, without forcing it.

I have been attending life drawing classes and that has sometimes seemed like a drudge at the end of a long, long day.

2014-06-02 19.54.55 I have also been working on a new series of paper-based works that did not seem to be coalescing into any new body to be excited about at all. I have been trying to resolve two older pieces in canvas as well as creating new textural pieces on canvas using the techniques I have been working with on my paper-based works, without much sense of these coalescing into any kind of massive new ouevre likewise either.

2014-06-02 19.58.20-1 It was good then, after photographing my works over the weekend, that things have been taking form, and taking form well – at least my newest paper-based works have been. My smaller canvas-based works are beginning to take shape too, but I am looking forward to having more time over the summer to really make a difference to those.

2014-06-02 19.55.15 Enjoy these images, if you are following this blog in any way at all – there is more to come!

These three works are created on stiff paper, using differently-textured other kinds of paper, gold and copper acrylic or wax-based paints and metal foil. The intention is that each piece should be deeply layered, each containing memory and imprints of earlier stages of evolution.

2 thoughts on “Sneak Previews of Most Recent Works

  1. Colin Stevens

    Fantastic works, suggestive of heat of change, pressures, the forces of nature and the coldness of ice.


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