Right, just to give my reader a break from bloomin' Shasta Daisies (don't worry, my friend, I'll be back on them tomorrow!) I took a slight diversion at Albuquerque and painted this half pepper in oils to a much larger scale:
Oils on hardboard, 46x61cm: "Red Pepper"; The idea for this painting came out of a previous posting a few days ago when I was playing with watercolour in my own little moleskine sketchbook. I was musing with the notion that those small sketches would look terrific at a much larger scale, say 90cm by 1.4m. Now this is only a half step along that path but already I'm having misgivings. The problem I have is mostly related to sculpture when I see some sculptOrs thinking what a hoot it is to make some standard household object outsized and call it "art". Well that type of art always leaves me with a sour taste in my mouth and shaking my head in disbelief and sorrow. And here am I doing the same thing, Gotten Himmel! Well never again - this is the first and most definitely the last. In future it's back to the search for expressing emotions and Shasta Daisies. Roll on tomorrow I hear you say. And you will not be disappointed my sad friend!