Studio Diary: 18/10

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Extracts from the blue studio notebook 2017

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Pieces intend to explore & further investigate the process and application of paint of Pollock’s late pour techniques.
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Studio Diary: 12/10

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When embarking on painting again after a prolonged absence often the hardest thing is simply picking up a paint brush, and having just moved into my first dedicated studio for a number of years the feeling of intimidation was only compounded. My mind was taken immediately to Phillip Guston’s profoundly accurate quote, ‘studio ghosts’, and the daunting nature of being present in the studio; Continue reading

Research Observations: embrace the happy accident

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Observation and reflection:

One cannot over emphasise the importance of reflection upon creative practice. Like any muscle or skill, its important we take time to practice our skills of critical analysis and reflection, observation, and evaluation. Continue reading

Studio Diary: 31/03

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Experiments and studies through Jackson Pollock’s ‘pour’ paintings.

Having stumbled once again upon Jackson Pollock’s late ‘pour’ paintings whilst preparing an Art History lecture in which I will discuss his later – evolved style, I was immediately struck once again with their immediacy, rawness and fluidity of mark. Continue reading

Studio Diary: 22/02

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The painting surface is a much more sparsely populated space with a more disciplined application of pigment. The tar-like black enamel paint (often applied using a turkey baster) pools onto, and bleeds into the un-primed canvas creating rich variations in texture and mark. Pollock’s wife, and fellow abstract painter Lee Krasner described these pieces as ‘painting with the immediacy of drawing… a new category’, a fitting analogy that closely captures the paintings direct and transient nature.
Painting with the immediacy of drawing: 15th March 2016

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Painting with the immediacy of drawing:

There are some interesting elements arising from the continuous exploration and development of the ‘synthesis studies’:
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Studio diary: 20/02

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Painting offers a way of working through an idea. Especially when working through a monochromatic palette without the distraction of colour. Even mindless painting without a clear agenda or goal insight will often generate something poignant or worthy of further exploration. 11th January 2017

I have long since admired Drawing’s immediate nature, Continue reading