See how and why I paint, as I paint - and share my thoughts as I do so.
| 28 November, 2012 16:30
After two and a half months not painting, which is a great way to re-generate the creative juices, I finally began painting again at the beginning of November -- and this time in a new style. I plan to paint in this style for the rest of this year and most of next year (2013) but that does not mean I will abandon my other, highly detailed photorealistic style. Instead, I plan eventually (when economic circumstances improve, hopefully in a couple of years' time) to have two parallel exhibitions.
My intention is to continue to paint in a 'realistic', even photo-realistic, style but at the same time to make the paintings less finicky, to move away from the millions of 'trademark' dots and instead make the paintings freer - so it has been good fun and I think the result speaks for itself. This style is not so much suited to landscape vistas of the countryside, rather than to closeups of what Nature is really like. These leaves had fallen right outside my studio door. The vivid green leaves are those of wild daisies. The blue, purple and green blobs in the background represent gravel (and they are the real colours, too, if you saturate the colours to the fullest extent). So by all means contact me and leave your comments. I'd be interested to know what people think!