Does September make you feel like new beginnings?
There’s a feeling of new beginnings. Maybe it’s because I still have children at school or past memories of starting a new school term in September, but things always seem to change around now.
This year even more so.
A number of exciting developments happened recently.
- A new commercial commission which requires me to go to Hanover. Details to follow.
- I got to tour Battersea Power Station, and take lots of photos, so expect some new work from that.
- I’ve been negotiating and finalising details of various exhibitions, including a Charity Ball in Manchester, a Corporate event in London and another Solo exhibition in October next year.
After all that, studio time has been extremely precious lately.
I’ve been challenged to create paintings that can be displayed without being glazed. I had 2 options, one paper stuck onto board and the other board treated with watercolour ground. I’ve finished the two paintings which were intended for the Frosts Exhibition.
Here’s the London Eye Painting.
(paper stuck to board)
The second picture is of the Barbican’s Conservatory.
(plywood treated with watercolour ground)
Initially, I wasn’t happy with the dark area at the top.
The paint just went flat as the ground doesn’t absorb the paint as well. I played around until I was happy.
Fortunately Office Art MK agree with me
The paper one works better, so I won’t have to use watercolour ground anymore. Yippee!
The London Eye painting is at the Frosts Exhibition until 24th September.
Check it out if you’re in the area.