Friday 31 July 2020

Thursday 30 July 2020

30 07 2020

A continuation, there are two like this is storage already... why??? The rest I've photographed and deleted. It's like an oven in the studio though not unpleasant with the skylights and windows open. Things fly in and out... if I had the kit I'd probably make a movie of their flight paths.

Ariels piece has been published - this link might work - he wrote it so long ago I don't recognise any of it. Though haven't read it yet... chapter v p.32 is me.

Sunday 26 July 2020

26 07 2020

Did some walking to clear the mind and assess the plot so far.... it seems I have been focusing on a figure with  their totemic animal. On reflection, two figures would extend that - their relationship plus totem. In the course of the continual painting out, rather a nice skull had emerged. BUT I am determined to steer clear of death and its constant humm. ...
which lead me to the couple on the Etruscan tomb, the husband and wife - can't remember where I've seen it and its jumbled in my head with the work Henry Moore did on it - used that as a start. Asked Bob what my family totem was and he said Owl, which it isn't IMHO but it sat nicely on the painting. So off we go... like it so far.
Can't work today, lunchtime date. Maybe this evening.

Saturday 25 July 2020

25 07 2020

Feeling like Penelope, painting out what I've done the day before...

Friday 24 July 2020

24 07 2020

Taking a few steps back, roughly to where I thought I knew what I was doing even though I didn't and don't... what else to do? Tweaking, in short.
Bloody hot. Not unpleasant in the studio with windows and skylights open provided I don't move very much.

Wednesday 22 July 2020

23 07 2020

Yesterday; got to paint all late morning, early afternoon. Rest of the day spent painting everything out. I'm doodling and whilst it is fun it is far too self-indulgent, even for me. Off for a walk.

Tuesday 21 July 2020

21 07 2020

Took yesterday off, is hot and it seemed a good idea - it was, dear mates and a swimming pool - today have various family stuff to do but with luck will be able to hit the studio before noon. Want to start next canvas.

Friday 17 July 2020

17 07 2020

Beaux Arts a failure - dreadful show by a photographer - but the usual stock, which at least indicates that oil painting comes from a long tradition, the values of which have barely altered in ??? years.
Cheerful, despite it all! Got to spend today on household bollox, alas.

Thursday 16 July 2020

16 07 2020

 done... Im off to Carcassonne to the beaux arts to see some real art.

Tuesday 14 July 2020

15 07 2020

Whilst labouring away on the 3 goddesses (finished, now) and the badger and the two small deer shapersons, this snuck through. Really like it for reasons I don't understand. Will keep it around to see what can be learnt...

Monday 13 July 2020

13 07 2020

 ugh ugh and ugh - plus 2 more that arent coming together either. sigh.

Friday 10 July 2020

10 07 2020

Last nights quiet dinner turned out to be a surprise party. Delicate with shock today -

Thursday 9 July 2020

09 07 2020

Decent mornings work, sense of stuff  getting sorted. Got a few hours- well, one - before tonights dinner. Which Im looking forward to, its a birthday gift from a friend and possibly the last of this birthday.

Wednesday 8 July 2020

08 07 2020

Yesterday spent making and eating lunch, then recovering; the day before more of the same,ish. Cant remember. Anyway back to studio this am and messed two paintings up, thinking of junking, got one hour in hand now and then its the evening apero to prepare for. Tomorrow to Fiscale to pay bills. THEN studio :)

Friday 3 July 2020

03 07 2020

First draft - much better than it looks. First of a series of Figures in a Landscape - been mapping out the next which is already littered with death-n-destruction references. Too much to hope for a pleasant happy series but WILL TRY HARDER

Thursday 2 July 2020

02 07 2020

Thinking about dreadful landscapes has caused me to begin a series of Figures in a Landscape.... which (no.1) I'm enjoying.
This is not it.
Enjoyed doing this too... things seem to be flowing again.

Wednesday 1 July 2020

01 07 2020

This is far more amusing that the watercolours I did yesterday from Max's place - what is the point?? I can only assume they will be used a basis for something else, later- preferably not just firelighters.

Miserable, breathless, undirected, bored, ratty, bla bla blah.