Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A suburban street, Santa Monica; Italy



 A suburban street, oil on card, 12 / 14 cm  NOT FOR SALE

I have bought myself a little tablet and am playing around with it. I think the camera is just about good enough to mean I can leave the conventional digital at home, and can post images as I go along. Typing on the tablet is fiddly, but it's fine for short entries.

I fly to Italy in a few days time- thank God, as I need fresh ideas: Rome, Puglia, Orvieto, perhaps Lucca, a rough diagonal crossing from Southeast to Northwest.

 Perhaps too much is resting in my mind on the trip- a disadvantage of planning much in advance being that one tends to overload a journey with expectations.


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Two square still lives

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 Bananas, oil on card 13/ 13 cm



Painted patiently in phases, and aiming for a much more textured effect. I'm hoping I can apply this to landscapes somehow.

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I'm driving down to Gramado and Canela tomorrow. All being well I should be about to do some work there, and along the way.




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Monday, September 3, 2012

Gerberas

Gerberas, oil on card, 14 / 13 cm

After several days of hapless work, finally I arrive with something I like.

 Such passages of work, or non work, more accurately, are tiresome, and its sometimes simply better to abandon work for a few days, and hang up the gone fishing sign. But more often it's wiser to hack through, if only for the education it brings, and to maintain ones discipline- a value in itself, I am increasingly prone to understand.