Sunday, November 29, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Continuing with the 'white pears' painting project, again exploring the use of more thickly applied and textured paint, with this particular example 'rapidly' completed in a pair of briefish sessions, time in mid-November as ever compromised by the seasonal shortage of available natural light, which remains a prerequisite for working in.
'White Pears #15'
oil on canvas/12" x 16"/November 2015
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Sunday, November 08, 2015
Presenting the third in the most recent sequence of paintings featuring the familiar whitewashed pears as subject/object matter, again a more thickly-textured, two comparatively rapid sessions repainting of the half-completed original take.
'White Pears #13'
oil on canvas/10" x 14"/November 2015
Closer-up details of the brushstrokes & surface texture:
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
A week of painting, working simultaneously on a pair of, yet the frustration engendered by seasonally slow drying led to the decision to repaint the half-finished efforts in rapid one-sitting style, perhaps a little influenced by the concurrent reading of 'Frank Auerbach: Speaking and Painting', Catherine Lampert's wonderful book on the subject, an inspiration indeed to any painter or anyone, indeed, with an interest in painting the thoughts & methods of painters, thoroughly recommended.
The results of the process being more thickly painted & textured than has been the norm, & purposely whiter too: here's the first example of what might be 'the new painting'...
'White Pears #11'
oil on canvas/10" x 14"/2015