Almost a disaster. Too hung up on certain elements and it is holding the piece back. So the notion of blurring the background and having the foreground sharply in focus works. Execution at the moment is lacking sadly. Need to figure out how to fix the mesh fence but will need to redo all the good work from today. Lesson Learnt.
Essentially yesterday was a pure slug fest in the studio.
Great to meet up with folks today.
GOLDEN THREAD GALLERY VISIT:
THE MAC VISIT:
Engine Room Gallery visit:
Belfast School of Art Degree Shows were great. Some outstanding work. Nina Johnston’s tree installation on level 6 is amazing. Regardless of levels/grades that many of the graduates are embarking on that’s the really exciting part.
Looking back, I adored my time in university but detested my degree show. All but one piece has been destroyed and it was the start of a huge, and still ongoing learning curve that’s led my practice to where it is.
Meeting in the evening went really well. Some good feedback and ideas for an upcoming project.
Little break from the studio today to recharge from the overload of art from yesterday.
Treat every painting as a study.
Glazing, Hatching, Cross Hatching, Direct, Sfumato, Painterly, Impasto, Staining, Dripping, Gestural, Broken Strokes, Dotting, A La Prima, Patches, Feathers, Scumbling, Washes, Bravara, Directional.
Knowledge / Creativity / Inspiration
Beginnings / Liberation
Summer Solstice. Pleased with how mesh fence is coming.
Need to let go of aiming to get the little things perfect in the work. Ultimately its holding up the process. Obviously not saying to go full ‘Sloppy Joe’ on it but recognising when things get knit picky - take a step back and reassess time spent on something inconsequential.
Perfection is an illusion.
There’s no sugar coating it. Intrusive thoughts bombarding for practically 8 straight hours.
Embarrassing, frustrating but mainly just terrifying. I don’t want them anymore.
It will take time to get to grips with what is going on.
Currently going through potential imagery. I think its good to scan through images from time to time to build up ideas.
Getting to grips with terms and conditions and sorting out a plan of action together.