big canvas small space

Each new challenge brings a fresh approach to the work

I am painting in an old ‘back kitchen’ with poor light and much less manoeuvrability than I’m used to. I started by working on paper on the table. Progressed to 2 A1 (c. 60 x 80cm) canvases propped up in the doorway. And a few days ago bought 2 big canvases c. 100 x 130cm (40 x 50inches) These I started off leaning against the wall on top of the radiator. Then some layers applied with my right hand while I held and rotated the canvas with my left.

I had to carry the painting out into the lean-to conservatory (trying not to get paint on the tomato plants/ chair /bike) and out through a second door into the yard to see it in the light

Here are some progress shots and the finished piece in the garden

Dance




back kitchen story

More works from the back kitchen



2 on paper each 30 x 42cm 


A1 canvas (c. 59 x 84cm)

Might add some black or very dark blue paint and/or maybe some graphite marks later or tomorrow


The back kitchen early this morning with the 2 paper pieces primed and ready to go. It’s dark but I manage


Another one finished first thing this morning – still in my pyjamas!