A lovely surprise this morning with this post from @david_nouveau inspired by my seascape paintings. I follow David on IG and always enjoy reading his words, so honoured that he has captured the spirit of my paintings in his poem.
This one’s been brewing for a while and I’ve been spending time with it today while listening to the wind blowing against the window. Forecast said strong wind from the North North West, even sounds cold! So in need of a bright horizon. Always feels hopeful. Trying the frame on for size. Hope you find a bright horizon this weekend.
Ready, Framed and Delivered. Off to the lovely @tolquhongallery for their winter show opening next weekend; 20th Nov. Caught a glimpse of some of the other paintings when I popped in yesterday, looks like it’s going to be a great show.
Some crops of the paintings I’m finishing and varnishing today. I enjoy looking close up and seeing some of the texture and accidental marks created by the layers below, but at the same time the voice in my head questioning if they need further work. Resisting this need to ‘tidy’ as I’m in danger of losing what I find interesting. It’s such a balance. Getting the varnish out before I start searching for a small brush.
Starting to make decisions about composition with some of the paintings I started adding layers to last week. This one seems to be about celebrating grey skies and a bright horizon, perhaps influenced by us stepping into November. Don’t know at this stage if it’ll end up like this or if I’ve just added some useful layers.
My desk didn’t always look like this on a Monday. This week is about starting to lay the foundations for next group of paintings. Warming up today and adding some layers without thinking of the end result. It’s helping me to get my head into the right place.