Two pieces from a number of re- workings of the view from my workplace. The drawing is one of several that I have made and re-made and the painting has been underway at the same time: scraped off, repainted, over painted, scraped off etc. It remains a topographical painting and as such a disappointment because what I want is for the subject to be subsumed by the paint, to be painting first and painting last.
ink and emulsion on paper. 65x50cm oil on canvas 30x30cm
It seems that in the process of working there are times when one comes near and then finds the whole thing to be elusive and all one can do is to start over again.