Sunday, 17 August 2014

returning to an old research theme - Red Ridinghood

researching Bojagi, Korean wrapping cloths

thinking of Greenland and icebergs 
after reading 'Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow'

couple of sketches from my drawing a day book

shadow drawing of branches

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

still thinking about Van Gogh's apple blossom painting 
and working through a still life based on this 
done at the 11 st chad's group.
 From that I have made several sketches in blue and black.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

sketch paintings in turquoise and blue black.
Looking at and thinking about the methods of Helen Frankenthaler.

one of our neighbors when I was growing up, Gerry Keon, had a wonderful painting in the house at Cliff Road. It is hanging at the top of the stairs and was a long thin painting in dreamy greens and blacks and it had a large cross in it a bit like this. When I think about is now (probably painted in the late 1960's) it has elements of Tapies, Blake, Klimt, Kline and the New York colour field painters. 

after japonisme