A Poem

During the London residency, I receive online from far away a poem by Fernando Pessoa, reminding me of home and the painting back there waiting for me to return (source): The Herdsman BY ALBERTO CAEIRO (FERNANDO PESSOA) TRANSLATED BY EDOUARD RODITI I’m herdsman of a flock. The sheep are my thoughts And my thoughts are all sensations. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pictopoiesis – first video

Making my MPR video was a steep learning curve – which is what I like as I now have a new tool in the form of the video storytelling format. Also, I actually enjoyed doing the narration, which surprised me. My idea is to build up, improving as I go a series of very short […]

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 […]

Indefinite Suspension and/or Conclusion?

  The painting, begun on 11th October, has been taken to a point where I am thinking of it as being finished. I have to look at it, reflect over a period of time to see if it gains strength in itself, or falls short and if so, work out in what way it seems […]

To do is to make, is to be

I feel that things are beginning to confirm themselves, clarifying the direction of my project – I am beginning to structure the proposal and shall write it up in a post soon. Jonathan’s Methodology lecture has helped in clarifying some matters that had been going around without anchor, in my mind for a long time, years […]