A great 3 weeks at Stiwdio Maelor
If you are interested in having some time there yourself for your art (including writing) you can email for an application form to firstname.lastname@example.org
The 5 paintings in the top image are all also available through the same email. Funds from any sale of donated works goes both towards the ongoing costs of the residency programme and helps to fund the artist’s next residency!
The other image is of a 65cm painting on canvas that I completed on the residency which is on its way to @greenfusegallery in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland for their next show opening mid November
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Thinking about Picasso’s pigeons roosting around windows and the illuminations of the hermit saints.
‘Columba’ 50 x 40″ on canvas
detail from Columba
‘Columba’ and ‘Dance’ in the doorway of my temporary Back kitchen studio in Wales
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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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This last one still in progress – working title ‘I might be lost’! – A1 canvas, other 2 finished (red one is 10 x 28″ on 2 pieces of paper, 2nd one called Crosscurrents is on A1 canvas)
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