I can’t remember what I did yesterday (Sunday), oh yes I can: June and I went out for a walk. Today it was back to painting in the images and symbols on NUDE SELF PORTRAIT.
I completed NUDE SELF PORTRAIT – strewth I’m handsome! (joke!). After I had filled in all the imagery I had to tidy some of the lines – I hate that job! – and other detailing. By the time all this was done it was too late to start anything else. I may do another version with more abstracted images in due course. Not sure if I will keep any of my clothes on!
I had to decide whether to paint some of the small landscapes I had started or return to one of the larger scale works I had begun much earlier. I decided on the latter and started to add figurative images to RED: TRAFFIC LIGHTS APOTHEOSIS – AMBER: ONCE A THOUGHT IS MADE DOES IT LAST FOR EVER? – GREEN: A SLOWLY SINKING LANDSCAPE (this is a different title to what the work was originally known by although the themes are the same – the original title is equally long winded so I wont repeat it here).
I left off this early afternoon and started to make substantial changes to the composition: adding a number of new sections and amending some which were already there.
I carried on adding figurative imagery to RED: TRAFFIC LIGHTS APOTHEOSIS – AMBER: ONCE A THOUGHT IS MADE DOES IT LAST FOR EVER? – GREEN: A SLOWLY SINKING LANDSCAPE. Work was rudely interrupted mid afternoon by a trip to the dentist!
I only had a few hours in the afternoon in which to work. I continued adding figurative imagery to RED: TRAFFIC LIGHTS APOTHEOSIS – AMBER: ONCE A THOUGHT IS MADE DOES IT LAST FOR EVER? – GREEN: A SLOWLY SINKING LANDSCAPE. The original image which prompted this painting was of street lamps at a roundabout on the edge of town; I was travelling on the top deck of a bus wondering about the meaning of life as everyone does in the same situation.
A distinctly funny day and I didn’t really settle to anything. I never really got out in the garden, I never did any painting although I did a fair bit of work on the computers – whether any of it is worthwhile is a different question!