jeudi 30 janvier 2014

Birthday portrait. One year on.

                                                              oil on canvas. 60x40 cm.

I have been working a lot on the things that I might show this summer in the autoportrait exhibition at La Tour de Montsalès in the Aveyron. There will be three other painters, Patrick Laroche, Daniel Lefranc and Charles de Rodat showing paintings and drawings.
Nothing is settled yet but this one might be in it, along with the painting made on my birthday last year. There are seven months to go yet : time to come up with something else. Time to consider more fully the space in a painting and how it can appear to push and pull . There is a very interesting post by Ilaria del Turco regarding architects use of space in a new exhibition at the Royal Academy in London.