“A puncture - a level of emotion” - Zarina Bhimji
Mental health does not and should not define who we are.
Umbrella destroyed by storm but the opening of “Bardo” was great. Great support from friends and a wonderful text written by Gemma Murphy.
“Sress is the killer of creativity” - Jamian Juliano Villani
Doodles to burn.
‘Cooley’ is gone. Very stale so had to go. A really old image of Helen has replaced it. It’s been a long time since I attempted this image.
Mask and orchard idea. Sucker for attempting old failures.
“Study of Helen” - image is nine years old and I’ve tried to tackle it many many times but only now does it feel like I am making any sort of headway. Difficult to describe. “No Regrets” - push and pull between the two images.
Conscious decision to limit the palette initially. Sometimes there can be too much choice - especially when starting a new piece. Thinking that by limiting colour in the first stages it can help focus in on tonal values and composition a little more.
Weekends aren’t long enough.
Couple kissing under a dark sky.
Geometric lines turn from canvas folds to forks of lightning.
Portrait with slightly opened lips.
‘On Refusal’ in the MAC is brilliant - especially Troy Michie’s stunning collages.
Some unexpected speed curating from VAI was good fun and great to meet up with old friends.
Little visit to Fiona Stewart’s fabulous studio to be recorded for an upcoming podcast.