<![CDATA[ stevewilde.com - Journal]]>Wed, 13 Feb 2019 20:41:20 +0000Weebly<![CDATA[Another Sky]]>Tue, 12 Feb 2019 18:32:36 GMThttp://stevewilde.com/journal/another-skyI'm not naming it until it's finished. That working to a title lark hasn't gone well. I still haven't finished anything with one day to go and I've started something else! That sky has got a way to go though. I think it will be the other two though, if I enter two, anyway. As long as tomorrow's touching up and gold/silver leaf goes OK. I got a [very] little trolley so I could clear a lot of stuff of off my work surface today. I can fit these 80 x 60cm canvases on there now, albeit sideways.
<![CDATA[Quandriness]]>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 22:05:48 GMThttp://stevewilde.com/journal/quandriness
This has strayed even further from an abstract but now I'm tempted to add something too it and risk ruining it. I've considered one of these two red shapes
Or a thin line of silver leaf and/or the title [probably hand written though] or I'll risk making it look like a book jacket! All of which is miles away from what I had originally envisaged! There's still a bit of tinkering to be done whatever embellishments get added afterwards though.
<![CDATA[Tick Tock...]]>Thu, 07 Feb 2019 17:06:55 GMThttp://stevewilde.com/journal/tick-tock
Time is ticking and a couple of these canvases are going backwards. This was "Loneliness" but it's more likely to be bin fodder at this rate. Tried looking at it sideways. It's no better!
Space is going backwards slightly. I shouldn't have rushed into a change last week, looking back at the photos, I preferred it as it was, so seeing if I can get back there. Step 1 above. Step 2 below.
Discouraged by both the above I started a new canvas. Here's the first two stages of that. Probably no more time to paint until Monday after today so It's going to be a tight thing to 23:59 on the 13th.
<![CDATA[More Kitchen Prints]]>Wed, 06 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMThttp://stevewilde.com/journal/more-kitchen-prints
I produced three more kitchen "abstracts", most of which aren't abstract anymore, although I think this mushroom is. These are A3 and have a little white border. The painting wasn't going too well!
<![CDATA[Wax and Wane]]>Tue, 05 Feb 2019 16:58:14 GMThttp://stevewilde.com/journal/wax-and-wane
Not much progress made since last week. Didn't do anything yesterday and spent most of today doing admin other than adding these two bits of cold wax. Must pop out and get some more of that tomorrow. That crimson area is bothering me now too
<![CDATA[Space Time Continuum]]>Thu, 31 Jan 2019 17:59:08 GMThttp://stevewilde.com/journal/space-time-continuum
Two very different directions from where both these started. Pretty much scrapping their original ideas. Tried adding a bit of printed matter [the type] to the bottom one before going back to how I was working when I started it. This is only acrylic though so the paper is on glued and varnished so I'm not sure how it will progress. The light on the top canvas makes it look a bit more impressive than it is at the moment but that's the effect I'm aiming for.

Noise, below benefited from me not mucking about with it for a day or two and the addition of more cold wax layers. And the very thick yellow acrylic strip. Still more to go though and two more canvases to start. two weeks to go.
<![CDATA[Varying Space]]>Wed, 30 Jan 2019 17:41:45 GMThttp://stevewilde.com/journal/varying-space
I think this speedily evolving layers of acrylic is going to be Time rather than Space. This is three states that it has been through today while the other canvases wait for a layer of cold wax to dry. Loneliness has had an extreme makeover [below]. I said I didn't think I'd keep those spots!
<![CDATA[In a Lonely Space]]>Tue, 29 Jan 2019 17:35:59 GMThttp://stevewilde.com/journal/in-a-lonely-space
This is the first layer of It's Hard To Be Lonely. had a few changes of mind colour wise while painting the circles so this may change considerably in the next layer and it may not end up being in landscape.
I think this is going to be the first layer of Space but may end up being Time. Whatever it is, it made quite a mess.
<![CDATA[More Noise]]>Mon, 28 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMThttp://stevewilde.com/journal/more-noise
Day three of Noise. Added a cold wax layer and scratched some text that I'm not happy with into it. And added some printed matter, which I'm also not sure about! The rust effect on the main text is looking better but I'm giving this a cuple of days rest before making any further decisions. As I have with Silence
<![CDATA[Noise and Silence]]>Fri, 25 Jan 2019 15:53:09 GMThttp://stevewilde.com/journal/noise-and-silence
Day 2. Not on the floor anymore. Too uncomfortable! Not much progress. A bit of sky has evolved and a couple of areas have changed colour. The rusty ghost sign isn't making the progress I'd hoped but it's better than the grey background. Think i'll need to do another layer of gold leaf over the strip I've done as it isn't great coverage under stronger light. Sigh! Lets see what Monday brings