Friday, 12 November 2010
leaving the books
Over ten years ago i painted my first pictures.
It didn't matter to me then about art history, technique, form etc - i just wanted to paint.
However, when the first wave had passed, i realised what I had been painting was indeed connected to artists whose work i had the fortune to stand in front of.
So I started buying books and learning about artists I admired.
And now - it's full circle time - i know a little bit about a little bit; perhaps enough to be a half decent escort (must spend more time getting to know one wine from another).
Here is one of a series of new paintings which i completed recently - to me this constitutes moving on from the last ten years, taking only the feelings and painting them over and over again.