New work 24/11/2013

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Interesting formats to paint on

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A little change, a step in a different direction. Can often produce rich and interesting work. There will be more to come.

Living with your work.

As an artist creation and execution is half the battle. The other half is looking at, thinking about and discussing your work. Living with your work is one of the best ways to think about what you might do next to it or whether anything needs to be done at all.

I have most of my recent work in the house with me, I see it everyday, I may see something I never saw before, or think of something I could change or add or take away.

Keep your art close, and it will speak to you about what it needs.

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Reasons behind drawing/sketching

Since there are some days when I can’t get into the studio to paint because of the weather, gallery work or other committments. I decided to do at least two sketches in my journal each day, to keep the mind sharp, to develop new ideas as well as playing around with current ones. Drawing offers something that painting can’t. Drawing/sketching is a lot more forgiving, easpecially when you consider how I paint.

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