mercredi 11 décembre 2013

A man for all reasons.

                                              Man in a grey fleece. oil on canvas. 20x60cm

There are many reasons for going on with this: it is never the same ; the start varies as does the methodology of the painting; the light varies day to day; the mood in which the painting is approached changes from the beginning through to the end of the working day. I wear this expression and then that, am buoyed along by events and just as easily crushed by the futility of the enterprise. Sometimes at the end of the day everything seems okay but at the commencement of the day following it is a disaster and there is nothing for it but to start again. You all know this: we take risks, we know we take them: therefore we have no cause for complaint.

5 commentaires:

  1. Hey. Its mr Warburton from school. Hope you doing well. Thanks for memories at MERC

    1. Carl, Hello. I'm glad your memories are good . I keep having a nightmare in which a mistake has been made, I shouldn't have been able to leave and I have to go back!

  2. Lust got the BIG Euan Uglow book (the complete paintings). Reaffirms my faith in paint and painting. Beautiful. Worth every cent.

    1. Who is the publisher Sharon, I have a birthday in the offing.

  3. "Euan Uglow The Complete Paintings"
    by Catherine Lampert, Yale University Press

    I was in the middle of my Winter willies-( it gets cold grey and rainy here)-when I ordered the book. I really had no idea what to do with my figurative work- I was ready to toss it in- but I was saved by a new terrific model and this inspirational book

    The book was such a lift. He must be part Italian because he can take simple ingredients- like a pear and make a succulent masterpiece- a tiny jewel. His color is spot on- gorgeous harmonies and the work is so unpretentious.
    I never wanted to do still lifes before- but now I think I'll give it a go.

    My work may never be mainstream , it may be laughed at, but it is what I do and I love it. I loved that Uglow persisted in painting the figure in good old Angleterre
    when the whole artistic current was against him.