Thinking back along the lines of my assesment and trying to push my paintings further in to abstraction. I’m still not bold enough to go completely abstract, but where abstraction and representation meet continues to inspire my paintings.
The paintings I work on now will potentially be my first MA exhibittion pieces, but I’m trying not to think of that too much and to power on!
I don’t really find artist block exists all you have to do is keep painting and it doesn’t matter if you go months or every years just making a mess as during the process you will progress and find a new path.
Thankfully this week we have been blessed with lots and lots of snow.
I always am inspired from my everyday life, and this week was a drive through the mid wales mountains bringing my kitten home from Spain. ( Long Story short) .
Anyway I find that snow is quite helpful in abstracting the landscape.
These paintings have begun and I’m enjoying the layer so far, now comes the tricky part - finishing paintings which is my least favourite of all the stages of painting! .
ttheae are three out of four of the paintings started this week.
Snow on Mountain Series
Acrylic on Mdf
50cm x 50cm
My plan was to do ten of these in this style for the exhibition but I feel these are constrained by the size of the board. I am definitely going to go bigger so I can allow more of the details of the paint to take over the painting rather than it become fiddly!
Hopefully by next week these paintings will be resolved and I can move forward!