Monday, 9 September 2013
Silent Witness: Acrylic Inks, Acrylics and Oil on Canvas 60cm (w) x 91cm (h)
It has been 9 years since I had my first big solo exhibition and it is incredible to see how one's style and approach evolves over that time. The question is, has it evolved enough and is it exciting to view? Oh, the perils of being an artist! It has been challenging and rewarding over the past year trying to see things differently. It is not as easy at it seems to step out of one's comfort zones and take the time to play and experiment. Time is precious. I had very strong feedback regarding my "blue painting" when I opened my studio doors in July. It was my first real play with medium combinations and style mixes. It combines drawing, designing with shapes and a defined focal point, usually painted in oils.
I embarked on a few more in this style. Each painting seems to develop its own personality en route. I have had fun putting collages together - snippets of French life. Besides telling a story, they are also exercises in colour and design. I am looking forward to the feedback in November when I have my exhibition.
A Friendly Encounter: Acrylic Inks, Acrylics and Oil on Canvas 65cm (w) x 54cm (h)