Just playing around, loving where this has gone so far.
Even in abstractedness, I always see the earth.
School is back. The house is quiet. And tidy. The summer is truly here and we are all melting.
I’m waiting for a delivery of art supplies, including cradled panels, so I can start putting down the first stages of my Dartmoor series.
In the meantime though I’ve enjoyed not rushing. Just spending time doing a lot of thinking, reading, and journaling what thoughts I have.
In particular I’ve been paying attention to my preferences, artistically speaking. Really narrowing down what I enjoy looking at or doing is useful. Of course it might change- in fact, I expect it to.
One of my challenges is to marry up approaches that are the opposite ends of the spectrum, and thinking about how I might utilise those things in my work more coherently.
In the meantime these two have been trimmed and sent off for a fundraiser of postcard art.
This is one of those occasions where too much choice means a decision isn’t easily made.
Though I’m planning a series of Dartmoor paintings, I need to let my thoughts about how I approach that percolate for a bit.
So I settled on the other Exmouth beach painting I wanted to do. This was at the other end of the bay, further away from the setting sun, but equally mesmerising.