Thursday, July 29, 2010

Studio experiments...


Today I've been working on these very small experiments (Gesso panels 10cm x 10cm) and giving myself the opportunity to have a play with materials. Been wanting to try this out for a little while - I'm pleased with the results ... I think!



In progress:

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Walking alone...

I've been busy photographing some of my back catalogue ready for the website. It's very time consuming, but I'm getting there.





Walking alone I was overwhelmed by a sense of not belonging
Oil on canvas
88cm x 116cm




Going home
Oil on canvas
142cm x 81cm

Friday, July 23, 2010

Work in progress

'Work in progress' on show at ARC, aspex till end of August.



Dinosaurs are coming to Southsea:
Sunday 1st August - Grand Opening of Heather & Ivan Morison's LUNA PARK on Southsea Common & AN UNREACHABLE COUNTRY. A LONG WAY TO GO at aspex.

Preview: Sunday 1 August on Southsea Common 1-3pm, followed by drinks at aspex 3-5pm

Portsmouth and Southsea’s skyline will be transformed this summer by the spectacular addition of Luna Park, Heather & Ivan Morison’s recreation of the accidental dinosaur Ultrasauros. Created in the style of American roadside super-sculptures and standing at 16 metres tall on Southsea Common, Luna Park will be visible from miles around.


Work in progress, oil on linen - 25cm x 20cm x 4.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Waiting, waiting, waiting...


A quick update:

It's been a long time coming but my new website is currently underway, so I'll soon be busy entering the content. It's been frustrating that I haven't been able to update my website for such a long, long time, but soon to be rectified.

I'm also waiting for my new stretchers to arrive - so very excited. So waiting, waiting, waiting...

Sunday, July 11, 2010

You need to wake up if you want to dream...

You need to wake up if you want to dream.
Paulo Coelho


For a second - Oil on canvas - 2005

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Natalie on starting....

When I start to paint, it is real agony ... well said Luc Tuymans. I've been doing this a long time and it never ever gets any easier.



This painting is an experimental piece as the precursor to a more ambitious painting - early days!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Luc Tuymans on starting...

When I start to paint, it is real agony. I get nervous. The day before, I am already working up to it. Then I get to the studio and, once the image starts to emerge and come together, pleasure kicks in. And then you can see things that no other person can see.

Luc Tuymans



Image © Luc Tuymans - Rabbit

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