Hi all, and greetings from my tiny back bedroom studio, where even a 50 x 50cm painting feels large, and I don’t have my full range of paints, materials or tools. Still, these are first world problems, and I am ever mindful of the fact that I have the luxury to social distance, and a garden to sit in.
As I mentioned in my last blog, I have managed to get my head mostly away from the ongoing pandemic enough to be able to paint, though it’s taking longer than I would like. Moving from exhibitions and studio visits to a completely online approach is also challenging, I am currently exploring the use of video and slide show presentations, and may well bring complete virtual exhibition experiences to this page soon. The picture above, Abandoned, is the first of my Lockdown pieces, and is a continuation of the Forest series I started earlier this year. It references an earlier work, Icons, and I will return to this theme at a later date as I explore different colour variations of the Forest series.
I hope you’re all doing as well as can be in these trying times and are able to stay safe.