With the move to Penzance in a month looming I haven't been working on much over the festive period and will be packing my studio here up next week. I have been experimenting with some three dimensional paintings of late though [see below]. I will releasing some digital prints while I am temporarily studioless, the first of which is below, imaginatively titled Square 1. It is 20" x 20" in an edition of 5, with certificate of authenticity.
I thought I was done for this year but I dropped two pieces off at Woodfield pavilion yesterday for the winter exhibition. It runs from December 6th until January 28th [I think]. The Map Is Not The Territory and Something Hot, both rejected for the Guildford House Open last month, will be gracing the walls along with many other local artists. These will probably be the last pieces I show in London before my move to Cornwall. Not the last time ever though!
I've got a big, approximately 4ft square, piece of wood to paint on, so I've been mocking up some ideas in Photoshop. It's the closest I get to sketching. I've got some smaller works on paper to do in November so not sure if I will start the big one this year or not. And any of these ideas that I don't use I can use for smaller pieces.
I posted these on here back in August, with the intention of adding more to the series. I haven't done that yet, but I'm pleased to say that these four have all sold in the past week. So thank you, Woodfield Pavilion, the Streatham Festival and The Streatham Wine House, who all had a hand in their sales in one way or another. Maybe I should get another four painted for Christmas! I could have sold the pink one three times over. Amusingly, a smaller version of the pink one was rejected by the RA Summer Exhibition selectors and the other three were rejected by the Marshwood Awards selection committee.
I'm not, unfortunately, but this piece is, thanks to my neighbour and fellow artist Luana Asiata. Luana is curating an art show back in her hometown of Auckland and asked some artist to contribute to the show. I didn't have any small works so I painted this, based on the negative spaces in the letters N and Z