After six months, or more, of not touching oil paints – my time has been absorbed by drawing in various forms – I have immersed myself back in paint, and it has been so enjoyable. But nothing new yet. Some time ago (June 2013) I posted about the nine new small paintings I did in a looser, more unfinished style. These have been on the wall of my studio ever since, and I look at them and think about them. In the end I decided I wasn’t happy with the unfinished nature of them, so decided to take them further. The finished works are still looser than the original works in the series, but now have more depth and richness to them, and I feel satisfied that I have still been true to my intention of loosening up, but have gone beyond the raw, unfinished state they were in before.
I have photographed them arranged in the same way as the first set, so click here to compare.