comfort zone

Phew! Back to 80cm sq for now

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First 3 layers on this piece yesterday and today

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And 2 layers so far on the one on the right

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And some more work on one of the huge ones (200 x 120cm) It’s such an effort to manoeuvre these giants that sadly ‘go large’ can’t be a long term strategy

can’t see the woods for trees

Richard Diebenkorn apparently aimed for ‘tension under the calm’
He also had a ‘rule’ on his wall that advised himself to ‘tolerate chaos’

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In progress. 120cm x 200cm

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‘Where am I going’ Oil and mixed media on jute – unstretched size 100cm x 160cm

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‘Can you hear the wind’ Diptych 80 x 200cm

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‘Winter trees’ 100cm sq

Go large for 2016

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Restretching an old linen painting other way up

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It’s huge! (120cm x 200cm – about 4′ x 6’6″)

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Priming it with gesso on 2 easels in my studio

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First few layers on New Years Day
A blue grey base coat. Then taped. Then turquoise above, 2 greens below. Some yellow powder pigment dusted over the bottom half. Random diagonal marks with the squeegee edge. Removed tape. More tomorrow.
Good start to 2016 🙂