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 […]

Gesture

The second of Paul Coldwell’s lectures, at the very beginning reminds me to talk again about gesture, which has to do with the body and is closely associated with painting and its directness. Vitruvian Man – the proportions of the human body according to Leonardo da Vinci I have already written about the circular gesture, […]

Animate

In the studio: Painting progressing, I wanted to capture each and every passage of paint so far – which I have done in terms of the animation above. Experience tells me that the painting is about a quarter of the way through but I can’t be certain. Lighting conditions vary greatly from day to day […]

I ask myself, I ask you

In the studio: next painting to be done, already primed (on aluminium). The painting has its full potential as it is now, here in front of me, in Negative Capability (potential is only that, the not-yet-realized, nothing more or less). The physicality of its presence is striking, as there is, as yet, no illusion to distract. […]