These 3 paintings are unusually simple and delicate for me. They were made by transferring some paint, with marks I particularly liked, from canvas onto unprimed birch panels. The image was made by pressing creased tissue paper onto the canvas and then transferring the ‘print’ into the panel. I suppose they are mono prints of sorts.
I’m not sure how I will seal them, probably a coat of oil and cold wax medium when they are fully dry in a few weeks
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I haven’t quite known how to share my recent works and talk about them here up till now. I’m having a bit of ‘breakdown’ perhaps. Not an illness. Just in painting terms. I am experimenting with pouring paint. Over older dry paintings. It’s hard to explain why. Or what it means. I hope this aggressive, bold use of strong colour, with forms forming themselves, directed by gravity and manipulated by the tilt of the canvas or a blot with tissue, will lead somewhere. In the meantime maybe they can say something for themselves.
On Facebook a friend commented that I am bringing graffiti and vandalism into the studio. Yes! I think the friend is right. Sometimes we need to force a change. To fight off the status quo.
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4 new panels each 70x50cm
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glad to be back in my studio and natural light
added a creamier layer to the 3 canvases
and the 2 new little ones have joined the wall of recent panels
some of the 8 pieces started together have developed some individuality now
and a little softer side dish of watery greens
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home again now and contemplating the work I made whilst nursing a bad cough
particularly pleased wirh this, one of a pair on paper, with many others on a theme of stone paintings inspired by my visit to Ceide Fields
I really loved my 9 days at Ballinglen. I might apply for a residency there, hopefully for 2016