Decided to keep working it - and add colour and experiment as I progress with some washes etc and see where it takes me. The difference with these uncommissioned pieces is the opportunity to keep changing my mind about what I am trying to achieve and letting the paint and drawing lead me down which ever path they wish.
I am away for Christmas as my wife and I take a relaxing break before the birth of our first child in March, but I will of course be carrying my sketchbook. (To Bermuda not too the birth!)
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Dec 4 Tate Modern: Emil Nolde, ‘The Sea B’ – Franz Kline, ‘Meryon’ – Rothko, ‘the room’ – Diego Rivera, ‘Helen Willis Moody’ – the only people who will walk on the magnesium square are the kids, lol – Henri Matisse, ‘Portrait of Greta Moll’. Dec 5 National Portrait Gallery: John Keane, ‘Mow Mowlam’ – Sir Thomas Lawrence, ‘Sir Samuel Romilly’ – Sir Kyffin Williams, ‘Dame Eileen Younghusband’ - Rodrigo Moynihan, ‘Sir Lawrence Gowing’ Dec 6 The National Gallery: Parmi Gianino, ’The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine’ – follower of Rembrandt, ‘A man seated reading at a table in a lofty room’ – Paul Delaroche, ‘The Execution of Lady Jane Grey’ – Akseli Gallen-Kallea, ‘Lake Keitele’ Dec 11 Tate Britain: Euan Uglow, ‘Nude 1962-63’ – Allen Jones, ‘First Step’ – Lucien Freud, ‘Standing by the Rags’ – JMW Turner, ‘Blair Atholl looking towards Killiecrankie’ - today I am an art snob and refuse to like any soft porn Pre-Raphaelites – George Clausen, ‘The Girl at the Gate’
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Managed to squeeze in a little more work on both this and also the NYVelo painting. But right now I am off to the UK for a week to catch up with friends and see my parents for the last time before they become grandparents. Hoping to visit a few galleries in London including my favourite the National Portrait Gallery.