vendredi 20 mars 2015

Trying more with less.

oil on canvas. 20x20cm


                                                             oil on paper. 30x 20 cm

                                                                  oil on paper. 30x20 cm

                                                               oil on canvas. 20x20 cm

                                                              oil on canvas. 20x20 cm

This is an opportunity to set down a lot with not very much. To interfere as little as possible and no repainting, because I find it hard to leave things alone. I do like to work on paintings for a long time, to see the possibilities emerging from that process but I fear that it can take over and dull the very thing that I first saw. So I have set my self a task to do more with less and it doesn't matter if it fails: the thing is to make the effort .

lundi 2 mars 2015

Narrow path.


Foil. oil on paper. 43x11cm.

In praise of walking Thomas Clark writes that, Always, everywhere, people have walked, veining the earth with paths visible and invisible, symmetrical or meandering. We humans are animals leaving traces of our passage: the hunting term is foil. In Thomas Hardy's novels a stretch of path carries memories of a person, of their passage if we could but divine it. 

This is a narrow path to take, narrow in format and subject, dogged and without doubt, full of possibilities.