In the Studio
OILY JOY / OLEOSO GOCE

OILY JOY / OLEOSO GOCE

Photo: Simon Zabell _ I haven’t painted seriously with oils for years and a few weeks back, when I mentioned to an artist friend that I was thinking of perhaps going back to oil colours for my next project – which I will be writing about shortly – she said she was no longer using...
SUCH IS IMAGINATION!

SUCH IS IMAGINATION!

Stuart Pearson Wright, “The Lady who liked to sit in the chair by the front door” Image:www.stuartpearsonwright.com _ I don’t know why I remembered all this whilst painting in the studio today but I did: in the 1990′s when I was a postgraduate student at the Slade School of Art, one of the guys on...
KAPUSCINSKI ON THE BEACH CHAIR / KAPUSCINSKI EN LA SILLA DE PLAYA

KAPUSCINSKI ON THE BEACH CHAIR / KAPUSCINSKI EN LA SILLA DE PLAYA

   Photo: Simon Zabell   So there I was late this morning, lying back on the beach chair in the studio, trying to chill from the frustration of not being able to straighten my ideas regarding what I want my blank canvas to turn into, by reading something totally unrelated to art, as I often...
TRUE COLOURS

TRUE COLOURS

There they are! Permanently lying on the the studio floor and with no plans to move on. Three plastic tubs each with an acrylic mix of one of the three primary colours (cyan, magenta and yellow); the only colours I’ve been using in my painting for more than a year and a half now. But...
THE BLANK CANVAS / EL LIENZO EN BLANCO

THE BLANK CANVAS / EL LIENZO EN BLANCO

  Writers often speak of their fear of ‘the blank page’ when referring to the incapacity to write anything new, that is said to come over every author at some point, known as writer’s block. Whilst working in the studio today on the intellectually undemanding task of stretching canvasses I was wondering how this translates...
SWEEPING STATEMENT / BARRIENDO EL ESTUDIO

SWEEPING STATEMENT / BARRIENDO EL ESTUDIO

  Today was my first day back in the studio after the holidays, so I did what I always do when I haven’t been in my workplace for some time: SWEEP. Over the years sweeping the studio floor has turned in to a kind of cyclical ritual that has become necessary for both my creative...