Finally got some new work in the shop. It's been all about the paintings so far this year. Of which I have four of the Everything Is Broken series in various stages of completion. There are six new prints out now. Two photographs and four of minimal acrylics on paper. Part of the STVWLD series of 7" that I just made up when loading them up to Etsy!
After a few more experiments I'm finally putting paint, cardboard, jesmonite, nails and copper leaf to canvas. This is a work in progress but it's progressing as I intended, which is always good.
I had an 80cm x 60cm canvas with an oil painting on it that I didn't like so I attacked it with PVA glue and some of the abundance of lockdown delivery cardboard I have lying around. I've since added jesmonite, washers, a wooden letter and acrylic paint. I'm not finished yet [it's changed since I took this shot!]. It will never be saleable but if I don't ruin it I may make a print out of it.
I've created this 12" square giclee print, H is for Hug, for valentines Day. Two Ellipses having a hug. Handy too for sending virtual hugs to friend during lockdown.
Well, nothing is new is it? But after creating an artwork a day during the 1st lockdown I haven't managed to produce much at all towards the end of last year. But I have been mulling over ideas for 2021. Inspired by a phrase in Michael Hampton's Unshelfmarked [Uniform Press] I've been inclined to combine my photography, painting and interest in graphic design in some way for some time and I have included text in my paintings from time to tine anyway. It does mean that the finished pieces will ultimately be digital prints but I'm hoping [cue that phrase] Taxanomically Awkward. The image above is just something I knocked up to illustrate the idea for this post but I may stick to the double spread idea. Anyway, Happy New Year, if such a thing is possible!