Tuesday, December 30, 2008

work in progress

I know I said I'd write about work in progress...but I don't know where to start. In fact I never know where a painting starts or ends either; but here's a bash at the matter

Now this has be-deviled me for a day or two. A perennial problem I have where I see work within work as I paint, mini paintings suggesting themselves. I mean by this that there emerge parts, squares, rectangles, within the work which I really fancy and think 'Cor' that'd make a nice painting in itself. Trouble has always been that whenever I've tried to pluck out a miniature part and make it into something grander...well. it falls flat.
Look at these bits below and you'll see what I mean.

and this

You see, it is be-deviling isn't it.
And beguiling too.
Does all that make sense to you?

Friday, December 5, 2008

Just finished this one

And putting it on a blog allows me to see it with fresh eyes (he thinks).Haven't gotten around to digging out my anecdotes as I promised myself I would. But will commence doing so this weekend. I will, I will. But the image comes up so small. Gotta work this one out.

4 hours later...size problem solved (I used Irfan!)