On a wet, closed in StPatrick’s Day, nothing for it but to get on with the mundane jobs in the studio
Painting the edges is a rather precarious job, with paintings balanced at odd angles in strange combinations, often upside down
I usually mix a colour in harmony with the painting, but not an exact match to any of the colours I used in the work itself
This blue and yellow pair of square canvases is an exception, as I used the same blue as in the paintings to try and emphasise the feeling of spaciousness I was trying to capture in relatively small works
I had already painted the edges of these, but have reworked them, so the bright turquoise edge seems too strong now, so I’ve mixed a pale olive green. However, it might be a bit dark, so I’ll probably try yet again!
I’m always amazed at how long these small jobs take. The last exhibition I had it took me all day to get edges painted, D rings put on and making sure all the works were signed which is something I often forget to do. I don’t like signing work but people expect it so I try to make as discrete as possible.I hope you have a good show.