Finally I can reveal my latest canvas! It’s taken a little longer than planned but I’ve finally finished the work in progress I started last week. After a hectic but thoroughly enjoyable weekend followed by far too much paperwork I’ve been able to finish a painting! I’m still working on the title so as yet it’s “untitled number whatever I’m up to now”. Although as I write this I’ve a strong urge to call it “The eyes have it” Those circles are the lights but they’re looking distinctly eye like to me and more than a little bit creepy. Do you see what I mean? It’s purely coincidence mind you. I was keen to take it more abstract for this one. Now, what shall I call it?
Revealing this weeks new Painting. From this point the Gherkin looks much less solid than the vision normally seen in the London skyline. The new colours work for me! It has something of a ‘Hall of mirrors’ effect with all the reflections. That was what drew me to the composition in the first place.
Do you use the term contemporary or Modern Art When referring to the current art scene? I know many artist friends use Contemporary or modern equally and you’d be forgiven for thinking they are the same. But not so… I’ve been painting Lady Margaret Hall or LMH It’s very much a Victorian building. Another of the pieces I’ve done for the Modern face of Oxford Commission. Although it feels like modern is pushing it to my mind. This is where I am so far… We could start a contemporary or modern art debate… and go on for hours… Yes, there is a difference. Confused? Until 5 years ago I was blissfully unaware that Contemporary or modern art could be differentiated. Until I decided to look them up and found clear distinctions between the two genres but, more than that, it’s open to interpretation and debate. Partly fueled by confusion, the various meanings of the two words and an implied understanding in common usage. Words is all they are, And yet so much more is implied. Like the terms “art” and “artist” Their use is commonplace but the definitions have evolved into a myriad different strands. But I found this useful […]
As you can see, I didn’t finish the Smithfields gate. I’ve been working on a commission. Something of a departure from my usual style… it’s a collage! But I’ll share that one next week. In the meantime… Let me show you that gate, with all its twirly bits… When things are busy, all you can do is do what you can do! It will get finished… Eventually! Now….I’m off to do a bit more.
Regular readers might detect an obsession with Foster’s Gherkin. I could not possibly comment. *Innocent face* There’s only a little bit of it in here. It’s not all pickled cucumbers I mean award winning ovoid architecture. As you can see, there’s other interesting architecture in there! The finished painting will be here on Saturday. See you then!