Thursday, 28 October 2010

Need to look for my subject matter today. Went off to Sennen and then turned back and went to St Just . A choice of a seascape again or a landscape and the choice was clear. a landscape. Did a small drawing and I`ll tackle it tomorrow along with some framing that i need to do. Feeling very closed in and isolated right now and when i walk about i really feel like people are looking at me and wondering if i am drunk. its a real ego knock being disabled . i hate it! feeling sorry for myself which is really a bad state of mind to get into but i just couldn`t help it.Snapped out of it now. Oh! i went into the hardware store to buy a stick. I`ve been using a tent pole. Yes I`m tight.They were £16.95 and up.for a glorified twig. no way .it would probably only get a couple of weeks use anyway.

Monday, 25 October 2010

I didn`t paint today. Didn`t sleep too well. The doc is now reducing my steroids and I know steroids affect sleep. Its been ok so far with just a little loss of 40 winks but last night ....I did black up a painting today and stretched a new canvas in readiness..looking for new inspiration and although I didn`t actually paint I am busy in my head figuring out what to do next.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Ive spent yesterday cleaning up the house. It was a lovely break from painting which I do pretty much 5 days week. I still cant look at my bright colourful paintings although we have them all around the house.I do love all the work I have done.We have a beautiful `Sunflowers at Pals` painting in our dining room and its a stunner.But I just cant look at it .I can appreciate it, but it doesn`t hit the spot I am in at the moment.Today I worked on the boat theme again only on a bigger canvas expanding a theme.Keeping it simple,keeping the mix of colour mixed with Payne's grey and Chromium of oxide green,burnt and raw umber.Trying not to embarrass the canvas..I`ll be working some more in little burst tomorrow depending on how much coffee I`ve had. If I drink coffee which I love ,I don`t paint.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

And this one is me making the image even simpler. End of day and I`ll just hang it up in the living room to see if I like it in the morning and to get an idea of what I can do to it.

still working in the same colour range.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Lorraine at Godrevy.
This is a picture of my wife Lorraine .She was brought up with her sister at the Farm here at Godrevy Lighthouse. I rarely do figure work. But as I am now a so called Naive artist I thought it would be good to to some more . Its a bit `pink` the skin tones and therefore stands out a bit too much. But I can rework that. I thought i would show it anyway.I can see also the kneck needs re-work

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Hello. Ive been away for a while. First we went away to the Isle of White. We saw the QE3 as we crossed the Solent and had a fab time in Cowes watching all the boats and boaty people with their Yachts. all vey nice. Rubbish roads. And now I have come up to Totnes to see my friend and music genius Fred Pugsley.Fred has been my friend since we were 14 at School and he`s a really nice bloke. Been in his studio drawing while he sings and records stuff. He lives in this lovely house with Jude who is away in her house in Italy. Its very remote here with views stretching for miles over the river Dart. Got a roaring fire going now with a winter stew coming and a bottle of Peroni. Cheers.!

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Reworking this picture to lighten the darks. While its a real pleasure to work darker in the studio when the picture is on my living rooms walls you can barely see it. Partly due to lighting but even so. So.. I`ll keep on until I get the balance right.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

I dont seem to be ready not to paint dark right now. Although I do wonder if they arn`t too dark.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

seals at godrevy lighthouse. oil

Its interesting how the images we create and I am talking about my own work of course are just the layer on the surface. The unconscious mind creates the image . I just tidy it up a bit with a veneer of respectability.Sometimes I`ll look at a finished painting and it all bubbles up and becomes clear.Whats really being said.