Thursday, 2 July 2015
new still life
bonsai dish with leafy herbs
These paintings embrace my more recent approach of using heavier paint, creating layers, mixing colour as I work, revealing new colours and texture. These paintings may appear 'simple' but are worked with great consideration and with a certain desire for little areas of complexity within the 'simplicity'. I build up layers of paint and work into them. Tone and shape need to work together, I am working toward a harmony.
green dish with small-leaved plant
What I am aiming toward is expressing how it is to see the plant, the feeling of it. When I sit in my own tiny garden I look at the plants growing there and note how some may change very rapidly whilst others take their own gentle time..... I note the light and shade on a stem and how leaves are not uniform....
fresh stems in a dark dish
and I see the possibilities....