Good to be back

It’s so good to see you all again ‼️

What with lockdown and everything I’ve been missing you

Let me know in the comments what you’ve been up to for the last few months

And what are you looking forward to doing as lockdown gradually eases where you are?

Stay safe! 🍀 Looking forward to hearing your news!

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?’

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