Tuesday, 24 January 2012

The Forest Floor



If you took out the past its best food from my fridge, all that would be left is parsley and soya milk. This is one of the things I feel most guilty about; the throwing away of food that I didn't get around to eating before it went bad. I'm not sure if it's as bad as giving in to the nagging voice that says "you better eat those brownies/that homemade bread/that stew, as you don't want to waste it". At least with the former you stay the right side of healthily curvaceous. And there is always Lea and Perrins. That never goes out of date. There could be a nuclear holocaust and Lea and Perrins would be the only thing to survive. Lea and Perrins and cockroaches.

These are new paintings completed this week. The top image is the slightly smaller sketch for the one underneath. The technique is called negative painting by most people. You paint around the shapes rather than painting the shapes themselves, and then build up layers. There is always a stage when you think "this is all going wrong" and the it suddenly comes together. I use it quite a lot in my work.

1 comment:

  1. Lea & Perrins, cockroaches and nettles. Always bloody nettles. Even if the site of impact turns out to be my garden, they'll still be standing, stingy and proud amongst the rubble.
    I think life is one long stage of "this is all going wrong". At some point it should all come together. At some point. Possibly.
    Paintings look lovely though!

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