I have passed the midway point with this painting and it's starting to feel like i'm getting somewhere. There are so many different variables when painting on glass in layers, one of the most annoying of them all is the fact that the glass has a greenish hue to it. The more layers you add, the more green it gets. This means you have to add more magenta glazes to the back panels to counteract the effect. I can't wait to add the final details to each pane.
I'm currently painting over two perfectly-painted pictures of Hiero. For as long as I can remember, I have been attempting to paint perfect realism; now I find myself tired of seeing everything in such sharp relief. It's challenging to destroy something that you have spent so long trying to achieve, but in fact quite cathartic.
They may just disappear entirely.
The Work magazine very kindly interviewed me for their latest issue, including photos that Fi shot of me looking naturally pensive. Here I am wearing a piece from my ongoing collaboration with Rachel Friere.
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Maya came round today so that she and Fi could work on some new press shots and we decided to get a shot with the portrait.
I have started three new paintings. It took four whole days of priming and sanding to get them ready to paint. I hope it has been worth it.
The Study is Final series is coming together now. I am preparing a body of work for an interview at the National Portrait Gallery, very nerve racking.
I have now started work on my Study is Final series. I am working on canvas, linen and paper simultaneously.
I have started priming the canvases for the next part of this series.
This series of photos capture the three main stages of my painting process. From the ground, to the dead colouring and finally the glazing.
I have been experimenting with two way drawings again. Working out compositions before committing to a larger painting.
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