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 […]

Pictopoiesis and Pragmatism

Painting in progress:   There are certain facts about oil painting which make it tricky to handle at the beginning. When I began painting in earnest, I found it difficult to handle oil paint, actually I did not like it. I had only ever used water paints before. But I persisted with the oil painting. […]

Fabric of Common Descent

Polyphonocryptochromocytopoiesis (oil on aluminium 125 x 127 cm JWR) notes to self: retracing the history of pictopoiesis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_descent

Tutorial

Tutorial with Jonathan Kearney: 3.45pm Monday 12th November 2018 Jonathan was very supportive and encouraging. Now, just a day away from the Project Proposal and blog curation deadline, I am almost ready. I have learned much by re-reading all my posts over the last year. It has been a challenge to categorise as many of […]

Unintentional Title

Almost Finished and Just Beginning – Looking at my previous post, unintentionally I have made a working title for an as-yet-untitled work, from a factual truth about its co-existence relative to another painting sitting here in the studio. Perhaps it is finished as it is. New lines of thought are opening out, this is what […]

The painting as it is now

The large painting has undergone much transformation from its simple beginnings. Its present state is: My head is overflowing with ideas as to where I can take this, so better to do a load of references in notes to self at the end of this post because writing it all up would be just too much […]

Halo

Header image: Oil on Paper, J.Waring Rago, 2015 Extending my previous post further Halo, (a synonym for aura – see Walter Benjamin) 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 […]