Thursday, 31 January 2013

21 January 2013

Every day that I go out into my studio I start with what I call a "Subconscious Musing". This gets me going. The brush is wet, the arm is moving, marks appear. It relies purely on how I feel at that moment with judgement suspended on what it might turn out like:

Subconscious Musing: Mixed media on sugar paper, 59x86cm.

There is a whole new world waiting to be explored so long as I suspend my critical faculties and just go with the flow. Most often the results are just a compost heap of confusion...a rag-bag of detrius, an adulterated mess (such are the vageries of my mind). 

Occassionally some suggested structure presents itself and I see meaningful images that please me. I am contented and so the day's real work can begin.


Lisa Le Quelenec said...

I enjoyed your musing finding narratives as my eyes wandered around the composition. There is so much freedom in the mark making - exciting stuff!

daviddrawsandpaints said...

Thanks Lisa!
It is very exciting to start from a blank sheet of paper and, without prejudice, see possiblities that weren't there before. I see all sorts of things - kings, elephants, boats, tall buildings, bridges, enwrapped lovers, and more. If I didn't have dead foxes to paint as well then I could spend a happy but tortured life just painting these revelations!!!!