Monday, 22 October 2012

New paintings

Ace day today listening to Bat for lashes and the paint flowing well. Hopefully these will be heading up to Edinburgh soon. Meanwhile I'm finding out this week how well my painting has done in the Artist and Illustrators Artist of the Year competition - they asked 15 artists to send work down this week to be judged... fingers crossed!

 Revelation, Shieldaig

 Fine and Weathered, Shieldaig

 I saw an Eagle, Loch Duich

Crows and Gulls above, Bedruthan

Monday, 8 October 2012

Painting painting painting...

Grrr rubbish. Here's what I have produced today. It took me most of the day... there are those days where things just don't work, and no amount of pushing through will help. It all ends up being a waste of paint.

Thought it'd be interesting to post this painting anyway. Maybe it doesn't look like a failure to some people; its got light, distance, the composition isn't too bad, its balanced... but...

Its just not coming from ME. Its a place I love, the Five Sisters at Kintail, with light that I love; but if there is one thing I've learned - its if a painting doesn't contain some spark, some shard of my soul, some genuine reason & story, it just falls flat.

What I also know is - when I have days like these, I should get outside. Put everything away and go and stare at some water somewhere. Always a refresher.

I'll get everything out tomorrow and probably come back to this at a later date. Be great when the studio is finished... Its coming on :)