Friday, 30 January 2009
Last night I went out with Bob the vicar and some friends from our Church for a pint and a male get together. It was a very friendly enjoyable evening and the time went very quickly. This morning however I feel hung over. I only had two pints but I cant work .Its pouring with rain outside and my senses feel dull. I dislike myself this morning.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Newlyn Docks or Newlyn Harbour to be exact is currently a good source of inspiration. I love the Cornish starck black and white coloured boats. Painting like this is however what I call hard line painting . and is very hard work because I am working to sketches and photos. Instead of making it up as it goes along. A day into this painting I realizes there was much hard line work in front of me. I wanted to finish it but was also not doing what I do best which is to let the work bubble up from the unconscious. In a way hard line paintings are easier as you dont have the hard labour of constant creativity. Still I like it.
Friday, 23 January 2009
Although I live in Penzance I love working on images from my travels.When we went to Nice.=we stayed at the Promenade des Englaise in a hotel called hotel Eden it was a seedy bygone age french gem and was so romantic.The kids loved it too with the sea right across the road so aqua blue.excep the little red stinging jelly fish.
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
Its hard being a painter in a time like this. If I was younger and fitter I would find another way to make a living . All the London Galleries have suffered and the cheques have dried up . boo hoo! So what am I going to do. I`m going to concentrate .Thats all I can do .