Yesterday, I was finally able to paint for the first time in .. a long time. I overcame the blocks that built my living world of the past few months: the effect of staying at my parents home, that space so vivid with lingering energy and objects. Now, moved into my new flat, I feel afresh and the possibilities of paint grow little buds. The process commences once again!
In addition to my novel living situation, my inspiration to paint seems to stem from the final completion of my most recent series, ‘Storm’s Eye’. Two days prior I was finally able to close a chapter as I saw, at last, after almost five months, my series on a gallery wall. It’s not as if I need every painting to be mounted on wall to finish, but with this series marks the end of my BA, where my chance for transformation and continuation begins.
I began my paintings by continuing on a piece I had started months back. It was a rightful mess, my changed mind was following something different than before … I was not sure what I was following yet, all I knew was I needed to put brush to board and paint.
I painted roughly and quickly on a further two boards. Attempting to connect the three I painted on all at the same time, and will continue to do so as my mind, brush and intuition have space to breathe and to think.
I limited my palette from the get go – indian yellow, pthalocyanine blue and dioxzine purple, with of course transparent mixing white and titanium white for extra milage. I’m enjoying playing with the paint, applying it heavily, thinly, moving with the brush to create natural forms.
My plan moving forwards with these is to apply more contrast, more light and vary the colour. The purple is very strong and the composition needs improvement. But – the base is there and from this I will continue to build the painting – I am seeking to find my path once again.