Ideas for paintings present themselves. Sometimes confined to his small black sketchbooks. Recording shape and structure. Colour in the studio. Subject matter usually chosen by happenstance. Here we all are. A moment of clarity. Look at that! Look again. Memory and desire.
What did you see? How does it feel?
Drawing underpins everything here. Analysis and emotion. Choose the medium. Is there a story?
Paint is a live thing – pools of watercolour blob and drip, soak in tinted washes. Heavy metal pigment falls from streams of colour. Between intent and accident.
Oil paint. Deep and true. The colour you see being the one that was mixed. A memory in every brushstroke, smooth or ridged. Smear and glaze and scratch. Exposing heart and mind. Slightly comic.
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