I aways tell myself just will allow for a lie in on Fridays, but that never seems to happen. It isn’t so bad though, at least I can get in some painting before work.
The feedback from my assessment stated I should consider to be more abstract in my approach as this will give a more interesting outcome. Which I agree with. I was trying to be too controlled and I lost what I love the most about painting, it’s freedom.
Saying that, I have wanted to do a painting of the cherry blossoms on the tree by my house since they bloomed. Now it’s like a pink confetti bomb exploded in my garden. I took some photographs before they dissipated. I prepared my board (an old painting is abolished); and started early this morning.
There’s lots of progression shots but I wanted to see how I could apply the paint quickly, to keep intact some of the blue ground under the acrylic. There is a long way to go on this yet, but I am contemplating the idea of doing a double series for my exhibition module. A set of floral paintings (for observation, palette and shapes) as well as a set abstract paintings, fed from what I learn from these floral studies. A sense of control and freedom. I have the time to do both it will just take the commitment.
Another idea I like is doing a little painting/study everyday, on some stretched paper. I will have to put some dedication into this but it would be interesting to see a series of 300+ little images as a means of progression for the year.
Lots of ideas. Lots of time.