Saturday, February 5, 2011
Two awkward nuns and two bouncing dogs
= two recent bits and bobs.
The nun painting, the sketchbook idea of which I posted earlier, is finished.
They are two of a group who all looked really seriously out of place among the desporting semi-naked bodies on the beach at the Witterings on a bank holiday a few summers ago.
The bouncing dogs emerged from something rather more problematic.
It's a fragment of a painting I sat up late into the night doing. My only excuse for this aberration is that I must have been hallucinating. The next day, thinking better of the rubbishy result I chopped it up in disgust and cut out the only bit I was even vaguely happy with. That'll teach me. Too much detail. So I've stripped what was a complicated image of the local port back to a couple of bouncing dogs on the sea wall. And will put it behind my ear for reference for a future minimalist painting.