Working with limitations

Working with limitations: 2 reds (pyrrole red +  quinacridone) 1 yellow (hansa yellow light) 2 minutes (or maybe 5 …)

New marks

my week in painting – visual brief Playing with marks & colour; acrylic paint on gessoed paper

A brief note on living –

The Well of Grief David Whyte Those who will not slip beneaththe still surface on the well of grief, turning down through its black waterto the place we cannot breathe, will never know the source from which we drink,the secret water, cold and clear, nor find in the darkness glimmering, the small round coins,thrown by…

Sketchbook Sunday

My sketchbooks have, up until recently, mainly been used for observational sketches. For sketches of things seen in the world around me. Turning to painting, I am more and more focused on the interior life of things and places, on feelings and rhythm, on experiences and sensations I find more and more difficult to put…

A Painter’s Path

Nothing to do with anything, all to do with everything — And while you’re here, and if it is still weekend, why don’t you have some cake … ? “The Cake painting sits on the wall. Each viewing provides new pleasures. The waistline does not change.” –Gary Komarin Komarin’s Cakes are an unexpected marriage between…

to make art is always also a political action

Born in Chicago, where he continues to live and work, Theaster Gates has received widespread international recognition for his projects of social transformation and legacy building. Believing in art as a guiding force to incite change, his art occupies the space of art and urban planning, encompassing sculpture, ceramics, painting, music, video and performance. In…

Sub Rosa, or:

What’s in a name? In Ancient mythology the Wild Rose is a powerful symbol of love and adoration. It is strongly associated with Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty and love, who is often portrayed with a crown of roses around her head. In addition, the rose is a symbolic carrier of secrets. The term…