Red leafed plant from the garden. I have no idea what it’s called yet!
10″x8″ oil on board
It’s a blueberry bush!
A portrait of Maili. This is currently on show in the Harbour Arts Centre in Irvine.
Acrylic on canvas 100cmx100cm
Speed of execution makes for a livelier, energetic picture. And of course, much more fun.
“Anemone and Ribes”
oil on board
oil on board
It’s a white thing in a white thing in front of a white thing!
I have been painting these single object, still life flowers in between other stuff for a wee while now. It’s a great way to explore and develop simple painting without my usual self imposed constraints of trying to second guess what the viewer might judge as a correct painting. It’s a false idea that plays tricks on the mind that states “Don’t make mistakes!”. But I am learning to override the instinct to be right and getting better at putting into practise what I know, and have always known, that sometimes you have to destroy rightness and play a more carefree game with texture, edge and randomness. The whole benefits from the small chaotic parts.
I’m basically saying I enjoyed slapping the paint on this one and I am moving in the correct direction for me.
Back to painting my current favourite thing. Brushy, alla prima still life. Especially when the subject is as pretty as these.
Study no. 2 using the pochade box. This is the corner of the studio behind Sandy’s seat. The barber’s chair is a very interesting subject with the chrome, the red leather, all the angles…
Fiona’s seascape against the wall adds some colour, as does my big neck in the painting above.