Monday, May 30, 2016
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
This is the new style double carrier which I shall use for Peru, in an attempt to reduce the space taken up by pochades in my luggage. Hopefully, the paintings do not touch, even if the luggage is chucked about by baggage handling staff at the airports.
But..."We shall see"...said Big Max.*
* a line which comes from Big Max by Kin Platt.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Dunes- May 2016, oil on card, 14 x 11.5 cm
Dunes 2- May 2015, oil on card, 15.5 x 12 cm
A fine day painting on the dunes. I felt there as if I were in an Antonioni film. It`s a beautiful place to work, the landscape both subtly coloured but with dramatic shapes.
Exactly two weeks until Peru- crossing off the days.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Praia Moçambique, woodland, oil on card, 12.5 x 12.5 cm
Two pochades painted on a productive day in the woods at Praia Moçambique.
It's the first time I've managed to do good work of the woods at Moçambique. The woods have a restful quality and I love to work in them. But after previous sessions I'd had to destroy what I'd painted. I'd been under under the spell of other painters and couldn't locate my own emotional responses, I 'd seen Munchs and Klimts everywhere, and had become inarticulate, and the work was stale.
This time I seemed not to give too much of a damn. I felt free: the pictures came.