Village Advent 2022

I should probably keep these posts private till it’s all done and dusted in the remote chance that my neighbours are subscribed to this blog. Last year was a shot in the dark; I’d no idea what to expect, but I did what I thought would fit the bill. I’d just discovered Artivive too and I was keen on trying it out under sub-optimal conditions – in the dark, from my front garden, through glass. It did, but only after I’d realised, I needed to take the target image in situ, i.e in the dark, from the garden etc etc. … Continue reading Village Advent 2022

Welcome to London; twinned with Arrakis since 2042

When you wake up to find you’ve told Alexa to remind you about ‘painting spreadsheets’, normally, you’d ask yourself what cheese you’d been eating last night. This time it was nothing so alimentary; it had dawned on me, connecting with something a tutor had said a while back about everything being ‘rather flat’, that I’ve been making very complex and detailed but essentially one dimensional paintings lately. No perspective, nothing round or shaped, just linear tracts of paint that wouldn’t be 3D unless you cut them out and danced them in front of the canvas like they did with the … Continue reading Welcome to London; twinned with Arrakis since 2042