The end of January and the beginning of a new look and purpose for my blog. I had meant to have everything all ready to go by now and all of my intended content uploaded and published, but I was far to optimistic in my time projections. So instead, I have changed some things and established the new structure, and am still in the process of compiling all of the content that I want to see here. My goal is to post weekly. Until I have all of my older work uploaded, I will post a combination of my current artwork and the evidence of my history – maybe it will turn into a nice illustration of skill development – a ‘then’ and ‘now’ kind of thing. Or not. Time will tell.
While a good portion of the world was celebrating on New Year’s Eve, I was hanging out with my paints and some pears (or a photo of pears in this case) with my daughter reading in the office with me so I wasn’t alone. I was trying to make use of the tubes of paint that my kids had picked out (thus the purple – plus a few ‘helping’ colours) and we shared Christmas chocolates late into the night. Samantha finished her book and I moved some paint around. Here are the results.
After a fairly focused piece, I wanted to loosen up a little and this is what emerged.
Lastly, a bit of my past. Probably the oldest painting that I still have in my possession and stretched on a frame. Painted from a Reebok ad in Rolling Stone magazine. This is when I fell in love with oil paints.