Sunday 30 July 2023

30 07 2023

 Absolutely stuck - no idea  of how to move on anything I'm working on. Given there is nothing looming, this scarcely matters though it drives me mad and the dreams are disturbing. Rather fancy spending a week or two in my study, doing whimsical reading (this after finding some texts that'll help come to grips with Wittgenstein) For no reason at all.

My new years resolution of suspending scepticism has been going badly as every time I pick up a daft book I want to through it across the room. Clearly,  clearly, this area needs investigating. Oh dear god.

Friday 28 July 2023

28 07 2023

Been overpainting the previously finished Tree of Death... its better but not quite there yet. Like pulling teeth, this one. Looks too fussy, too.

Thursday 27 July 2023

27 07 2023

 Air con in the studio!! Shockingly bad for the conscience but makes work much easier. May have finished mystery portrait, may have addressed the Tree of Death successfully. Maybe not - but being able to breathe and enjoy painting is most cheering 

Thursday 20 July 2023

20 07 2023

 Actually getting quite a lot done; none of it any good.

Monday 17 July 2023

18 07 2023

 Lazy time; its hot. Not so hot, I've worked through worse - but rather depressed after the last and final show and apart from some fiddling with old work haven't done much. 

Wednesday 12 July 2023

12 07 2023

 Not so much painting as hiding in the studio.

Portrait ongoing, as these things do - thinking that as I have 20 plus photos of the development of it, it might be worth making a piece of all of the them (since end result will be digital -)

Thursday 6 July 2023

06 07 2023

 Got some studio time in yesterday and used it to totally destroy the portrait whose deadline is looming.

Tuesday 4 July 2023

04 07 2023

 Vernissage today; got a bunch of blinis and cream and faux caviar because I like them and I can be occupied assembling them in those awkward moments before the blanquette kicks in.

And this will be my last - keep telling myself that and I suppose its true.

Up with the chin,

Saturday 1 July 2023

01 07 2023


l'Independent, a couple of days ago.... and I have been away drawing in the hills. Haven't looked at the results yet, still in knapsack, but not expecting any surprises. Good break, warm, swimming...

The only studio work has been to turn the current picture to the wall.