I am always a little hesitant when sharing new work - perhaps I want to keep it all to myself, or at least keep new work and ideas to myself for just a little longer.... But sharing my work is a vital stage of it all, yes. And I am pleased to receive your response. If you follow me over at Flickr or Instagram, then you will have been seeing a flavour of recent works/ideas. There are several different ideas moving around from sketchbook pages to different individual works, paintings. I'm working on still life paintings and abstracted figure paintings. And some of these are a little of both. Some are more toward abstraction, others are more traditional or figurative in approach. But what I see are layers and I work at the layers until I feel it is time to stop. Paint, the matter of paint, the echoes of layers, remembering the colours and shapes of paintings I have seen maybe years ago....
My recent paintings are about historical painting but are not attempts at reproducing the past - they are a response to it, in ways. This will make more sense when I share more (perhaps) and if you have been reading here for a while - but for now here are two smaller paintings:
a smaller portrait