2 canvases each 100 x 80cm (39 x 31.5″)
As 2016 draws to a close I’m trying, against the odds, to look ahead to 2017 with hope.
Hope that we will all be mindful of anything we can do that helps rather than hinders. In so many areas. For Peace. For People. For the Planet
The paintings above are called ‘blood and concrete’.
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Just reworked these 2 with a few more marks and a layer of creamy coloured transparent oil and wax mixture
They are each 80cm x 100cm and are part of the ‘Oceans – a tipping point?’ series from last week
I think they are much better for the extra later. What do you think?
Here they are as they were before:
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Oil and cold wax medium on canvas
4 of them are 80 x 100cm, the other 2, 80cm sq
The possible title for the series is “Oceans – a tipping point?”
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This large painting on unstretched canvas, stapled directly to the painting wall, is unusual for me. I’m not using cold wax medium, but instead oil with a liquid siccative added. This is a much wetter medium, so I am using brushes for a change instead of my usual squeegees, scrapers and rollers.
The painting was to a certain extent inspired by views like this, of Mount Errigal and the Aghlas, across the small strip of sea that separates Cruit Island from the mainland.
This painting is to me a natural step onwards from these three, on pre-stretched box canvas, made over the last few days
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And I just mean in my studio!
I have been reworking some old canvases and completely repainting some too
These 2 above are each 80cm sq
Here they are with another one the same size and a 65cm one on the end
Here’s a bigger reworked piece
120cm plus it’s frame also painted over
Here’s a fuller view of my favourites (today anyway) – with a sort of invasion of pink
This one and the last one below are a bit odd, and maybe not totally successful. But they were an important challenge for me in terms of structure, form and process. Each 80 cm plus frame
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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
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