jug and bowl

2 pieces each 80cm square plus painted over wooden frames

And a third, older ‘vessels’ painting on the far wall in one of the images

And me in my painting hat, for scale!


studio cornerĀ 

The two large pieces (each about 3’x5′) stapled to the walls in my studio are both done now


two today

Two paintings today, both with underpainting in bright red and orange, but surface colours mostly blues

This one is my regular size, 80 cm sq

Title :’All manner of things I’ll never understand’

This is a big one, 160cm x 220 cm, unstretched canvas, stapled to the studio wall. ‘Is there anyone there?’



4 new panels each 70x50cm


Cross currents continued

Crosscurrents so far includes 3 paintings

#1 80cm sq on canvas

#2a  80 x 110cm  on birch panel

#2b  110 x 80cm on birch panel


Cross currents

80cm sq

Was pondering on Yves Klein(though this isn’t ‘his’ blue)

Was seeing the green blot on Degas’s monotype in the New York MOMA show which seems to be seared on my retina

Was messing about with a ‘paint over’ of an old canvas

Was pondering more on how Franz Kline had the confidence to make such enormous sweeping marks

And then this morning there was a debate on Instagram about whether we should disregard other artists’ work for fear of replicating – or ‘chew them up’ and spit them out

I’m all for the chewing idea