Friday, 23 May 2008

New Abstracts

I have been painting in France for a few months, living deep in the beautiful Dordogne countryside. The changes in the seasons have been inspirational for my attitude towards the work. I have used larger pieces of paper, landscapes as my subject matter and most important of all they have become abstract with gestural marks and strong colours.

The whole experience has regenerated my love of painting, giving me back that feeling that I can't wait to get into the studio to discover new marks, new colour combinations and to produce fresh work.

Exaggerated Colours

For many years artists have exaggerated the colours they can see.
Trees pushed into reds and skies into deep violet to produce exiting combinations of colour.
Any artist can say 'If only the sky was deep purple where it meets the lime green field' and then paint it just that way for a pure colour rush.

Nice quote

EGISTO & LUIGINA, two watercolour painters from Genoa, Italy told me:
"We love your style: and classic in the same way".