Painting into words

Above, the painting as it is now. I have to take a step back to decide whether it is completed or not. The following free verse, arises out of re-reading the painting, working through the layers of thought that are embodied in its poiesis:   YOUR OWN MEANING   What if you could begin again? Organelle, […]

This latest shape comes into being

I have just created a new level of the painting. It has taken 3 days to create and I would like to review it with practopoiesis in mind. All based on lines*, the refinement of this new passage of paint ended only when after three days the paint had stiffened (through its oxidation) to make further […]

Reviewing yesterday’s painting progress

Some notes: Latest stage first. Establishing more connections.  Complexity increases with fineness. Intensification through a simplification. A theatre of thought. A field of cultivation of the idea. Idea and technique inseparable. Permeability throughout. Sensing a way forward in the awareness of that which has gone before – memory is interwoven with that which is happening around […]

Correlations

With practopoiesis in mind and the notion of the painting as a mind mirror… I took some stills of the studio – the painting in progress on my working table.* Normally in photographing a work, it is desirable to eliminate any reflections but here the reflection presented a mirror-like surface, which seemed to suggest a new extension […]

Practopoiesis, Pictopoiesis, Ideasthesia

At the end of last year I wrote a post stating my interest in Professor Danko Nikolic’s practopoiesis theory, as I had begun to think about the possibility of correspondences with pictopoiesis*. I was delighted to see that my post was noticed by Danko Nikolic himself, so I connected by email and he has just […]

Painting – a continuum

    A priority is to keep up the production of new paintings as a continuum. The internal discipline of my studio practice is very much in contrast to that of my attendance at and participation in the residency. My studio practice requires an intense self-discipline and internal energy to ensure that work is actually and continuously […]

Wall

Moving forward with the GIF animations I have been doing much experimentation; creating sequences and cycles. There is so much to explore just in this very simple format, which can potentially be projected onto a wall – it offers itself to a boundless scaling up or down, to treatment according to the nature of a […]

Where Am I

I feel that I am aware of my context as a painter specifically in today’s art world. Increasingly women are making their places as artists and two contrasting painters, both women, come to mind immediately, the first is Etel Adnan. I mention Etel Adnan first as I find her particularly interesting in that she was […]

Halo

Header image: Oil on Paper, J.Waring Rago, 2015 Extending my previous post further Halo, a synonym for aura etymology: https://www.etymonline.com/word/halo Years ago, I decided that in painting, I wanted to work towards a sense of depth implied by an inner, radiant light one unaffected by the superficial. At the very beginning, I had only the artists of […]