Tutorial

Tutorial with Jonathan Kearney 4.30pm Monday 20th May 2019: This tutorial, successfully undertaken online away from the studio was a chance to have a good chat with Jonathan concerning the Summer show. Fortunately I was in a position to have filled out the Summer Show Planning 2019 list on our wiki page, so we had […]

More context

The ancient (Saxon origin) historic church opposite as seen through the doorway of our former-chapel studio seen from the opposite direction in this recent post. A peaceful, contemplative and deeply appreciated environment, for sure – though it did once feel like a place of exile, a recollection which has resonance with the poem by Mahmoud […]

Titles for paintings

I have added dimensions and current titles to the images in the previous post. This naming of work is something I have talked about in a previous post. It is possible that the works will acquire additional titles in the future as they may reidentify themselves once they are fully in the world – much the […]

Getting things together

I now have nine paintings ready for the Summer show. Another one is ongoing but I do not plan to include it, just keep working on it. Finishing a painting as far as shows are concerned means having also allowed for it to have dried, so it can be transported more easily – and I […]

About the oil

  Writing the script for my 2nd symposium caused me to mention the significance that the oil medium has for me. The image above shows a very special oil source obtained about 30 years ago. It is cold pressed linseed oil as supplied by Zecchi of Florence – Zecchi being the artists’ materials shop right […]

Parrhesia

Parrhesia – such a wonderful word/concept to explore on all levels. For example, the tension in “to speak candidly or to ask forgiveness for so speaking” is relevant to the painting’s existence and how it has come about, as I understand it. Header image and below, detail of a recent painting (oil on aluminium approx 125 […]

Continuous with origin

I have been focused on concluding paintings and now also a number of works that have been suspended over a period of time.  I am now able to approach these works and conclude them, showing the maintenance of connection with origin that is at the heart of pictopoiesis. These, as yet unconcluded paintings, each in […]