Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Slow Return

It's been a long while since I have posted anything because I have had very little to say, but it's a New Year and for what it's worth here is what I have been up to these past six months:

My painting dis-satisfied me somewhat and therefore there has been a need to address this problem. Two issues were outstanding - i) technical ability, and ii) technical ability. And iii) subject matter. (Big Pink Bows was indeed the last straw now happily consigned to the wastebasket :o). What tf was I doing and where tf was I going?

"History is Bunk" as they say so I decided to junk everything I have done so far and go back to basics.

I cannot claim to have made so much progress that it is all sorted, what with shingles and other illnesses along with more hours grandchild-minding and playing cars, but it has given me a great sense of liberation to focus purely on what I think I do best - draw, and then to paint like I am drawing!

"Three Graces", charcoal on paper, 59x43cm.

"Self Portrait as a Young Bearded Man", acrylics on paper, 59x43cm.


vivien said...

definitely the right way forward :>)

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

I love the 'Three Graces' they feel very sculptural and the viewpoint adds to their importance. They look like they mean business.

Best wishes for a healthy, happy and creative 2013! So glad to see you back, you've been missed.

daviddrawsandpaints said...

Thanks seems so obvious!

daviddrawsandpaints said...

And thanks Lisa!

Yes, these three gals have a very statuesque bearing about them.

Glad to be back and feeling much better :o)