All that glitters must surely be from Essex

All that glitters must surely be from Essex
Oil and glitter on canvas

Friday, 13 April 2012

A productive day at the studio.....

The sun was out, the studios were bristling with fellow artists creating.....and my studio space was under attack from twelvety million ladybirds! In amoungst all of this I finished the first painting of my "Essex" series.  As yet untitled, I have included some pictures (only on my camera phone so not best quality).  With this series I hope to show Essex as I view it/how it has been shown by other artists, combined with the Essex that people who don't live here expect to see. The Essex that is all about the superficial, the cheap and tacky that is proliferated by endless Essex girl/boy jokes and by certain TV programmes! The glitter hasn't shown up on these pictures but when I photograph it properly it should.  I've put in some details of parts of the picture.  Proper photo's to follow soon......

Saturday, 7 April 2012

New series underway

Got more time to myself as it's the Easter holidays and that means more time I can spend at the studio. No luck with the John Moore painting prize but hey there's always next year. So, Threadneedle Prize is next. Have begun work on a series of paintings, "Essex", not saying too much at the moment, but it will be a series of works combining the Essex that I know, with the perceptions of others. I'm working (for the first time in quite a while) in mixed media rather then just paint. Here's a preview of the first work in the progress.
Will show the works as I'm working on them/finishing them as I go, so keep coming back to see how it's going.