Monday, 23 August 2010

Colour is a huge driving force in my work, and I'm forever trying to achieve a full on intensity to my paintings.
Very often you can be forgiven for thinking I am being slightly lazy by repeating many elements in my work.
Yet, if you look closely, you will see all the variations of tone and colour if you put those works side by side.
I am always experimenting by placing different colours against each other and then noticing the effects on the paintings as a whole.
Of course there are mant formulas for placing colours i.e complimentary colours against their primaries, but there are more subtle ways to this also.
The fun is in the experimentation for me, and trying to paint that elusive piece that stands out from a mile away.
One day, I will succeed....I know it.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

I wasn't too sure how I was going to paint this one, but as soon as I painted the smallest house first, it set the tone, and I just knew exactly what to do next.

Most of my work relies on instinct now, though that's not to say I don't put any thought into it.

It's a bit like driving a car or a bike.Once you've drilled into yourself the basics, you don't need to conciously think about operating the car/bike, but you still need to know where you're driving to.
I arrivd at my destination here anyhow......