Journal

17 images catching my eye

17 images.

A take-it-easy-it’s-Friday kind of post – 17 images that caught my eye this week including a Morandi at Frieze, some Keep Busy Book puzzle pages, and a Victor Willing.

And yes, it’s been a positive week in the studio, with good conversations around my paintings. I’m feeling the benefits of stepping back, am excited about where next and am itching to start on the next body of work.

Two Pencil Studies

Two pencil drawings.

Two pencil studies

Reusing an old sketchbook.
Each square is the size of a regular post-it note

Looking at and thinking about

Looking at… Clutter

Clutter – work in progress – 14 September 2018
acrylic on canvas
508 × 508mm

Thinking about…

Ravine

Philip Guston
Ravine, 1979.
Oil on canvas, 68 × 80 in.

Night

Max Beckmann
Night (plate 7) from Hell, 1919
[Die Nacht (Blatt 7) Die Hölle]

Seven paintings

Seven paintings.

Work in progress – seven paintings

It’s almost the end of the month and my self imposed deadline. While there’s still some painting to be done I’m not feeling any pressure to push these works further, though I half expect a couple of the paintings to nag until they’re resolved more fully.

Over the coming week I’ll sit and look at the work, assess what’s working and what isn’t. Hopefully there will be some surprises and I’ll begin to form a clear idea as to what next.