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Saturday, 29 October 2011

Untitled 11-m

Untitled 11-m

Oil on Linen


I spent about three weeks worth of broken work on this painting - I think I've discovered quite a bit in doing so however, I can feel the way I manipulate the paint has changed

Friday, 14 October 2011

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Untitled 11-j/k

Untitled 11-j (Top) and its partner Untitled 11-k (Bottom)

Oil on Linen 


Saturday, 17 September 2011

Diptych lake sketches

Last year I had a photo up on my wall and I kept staring at it as I do, wondering what to do about it. Its a photograph of a lake, and right in the middle is a mans head hovering over the waterline, I'd not looked at it in months and as I have two small canvas stretchers I thought I'd do a diptych.

I've spent part of today making up some rabbit skin glue to size these, and I'm planning on getting to work on them tomorrow, for now though I'll leave you with two more pictures of the two sketches and I'll be sure to keep you posted in the coming weeks.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Untitled 11-i

For the past four weeks I've been working on a rather large painting at least by my standards, what is now Untitled 11-i. The painting measures 47" x 37" and at times as is usual when I find myself painting it has been incredibly trying, dreadful even.

Today though rather unexpectedly, I set to work and stood back from it after a few hours work and felt content with it for the first time, a detail of the second figures face and a full view of the painting are included after the jump.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Marching Band

You remember that steak we ate just now? Well, that's how it is. We live off one another. The shadow of dead meat is cast as soon as we are born.
- Francis Bacon in conversation with Michael Peppiatt

I've had this photo for a while, sitting in the album I keep of anonymous photographs - a marching band in full swing, its very dark and no one has any visible features other than their feet and the instruments which cover their faces. I often look at it and wonder how I might use it, and there is something in the shadows cast which spoke to me today - this might even turn into a painting, I've not decided quite yet.