Back in the studio….a cup winning run?

Back in the studio on a beautiful sunny day. Painted over the ‘Suit of Nettles’ “illustrations” after photographing them so I can create a single print of that work. So I have 12 x  2 feet square canvases to work on.

I also tried out a small box of chalk coloured soft pastels and this produced the three drawings above. The titles random or joking for instance ‘Welbeck’s Revenge’ celebrates the Arsenal’s win over Man U and no I haven’t read Fifty Shades of Gray and never will.

A good start and I hope I keep momentum up until Lady Bay show on 16th/17th May (and F.A. cup final 30th May :-). Last year’s Lady Bay was unforgettable as we came from behind to beat Hull:-)

Key Quote for the day:

Action is the foundational key to all success.

-Pablo Picasso

i.e. just do it stop thinking about doing it …..

Contemporary British Abstraction

So after 40…yes 40 years (I started at the tender age of 16 in 1975) as an infrequently practicing artist I find myself finally with a studio and time to paint so as of next Monday there no more excuses….

Artworks 1975 – 2000 ARCHIVE here 

What will it look like? Well going by the last completed canvas above from May 2014 probably a bit cartoony,  a bit abstract, a bit colourful….somewhere along the fault line between Contemporary British Abstraction (see show on now in London poster below ) and a crazed version of Disney trapped in a hunting lodge…so think David Lynch and rabbits…paint…it’s all about the paint..stupid….

So her it is or there it was and now it is or almost now …or something….whir..dribble…splat..thunk….


Read Andrew Parkinson’s piece on the show here Why Abstraction Now PDF