Hi guys… I’m going to try not to make this another one of my long-winded posts… but I thought I’d just share a few pics of my most recent 3 paintings.
“So, big deal…!” – one might say… “Hat made three big paintings. Isn’t that what creative creatures do anyway? Paint…!?”
But here’s what makes this so interesting (and surprising) – to even ME…
- This is the first time I have painted large, contemporary paintings (I always assumed that this kind of stuff was the domain of “Real Artists” – and that I should stick to small, quirky little illustrations).
- This is first time I have used oil paints (the silver)… and charcoal…
- This is definitely the first time I’ve used a diamond in a painting!
- This is the first time I’ve done a self-portrait… (if you could even call it that)…
All 3 pieces have been painted on wood (another first)… they’re big (over a metre… which is – at least – big for ME – since my usual comfort-zone is A4 or A3 sheets of water colour paper)… and… I have LOVED the process of creating these.
Now… I’m going to move on with new experiments… I’ll keep you in the loop with how it all goes.
In other news – we’re hitting the road again (yay!!!)… and after a solid couple of months hermitting in our Joburg home – we’re going to spend 6 weeks in Durban while Nick works on a new film. It’ll be nice to visit the sea again… enjoy some Durban curry… and just experience something “new” for a change.
Next time I post something from this blog – it will probably be from Durbs. But anyhoo – enough yakking… here’s the pics I promised: