Early stages, gesso on canvas, strips of chinese newspaper, charcoal
Work continues in the studio, I am developing the drawings and paintings slowly, trying to keep in mind the theme of time passing using references to seasonal changes and a simple tally mark to signify this and to build up an interesting surface. It is work that continues to absorb me so I know that I am on the right track; only when I get really bored does it mean that the work is meaningless and therefore not very interesting. Some collage material from China has crept in; the calligraphy captivated me, I don't care that I cannot read it because it is just visually beautiful.
Another early stage, tally marks, chinese ink
We have builders on site again making life even more busy and interesting!
The back lean to, being demolished. We are saving the doors and windows as I have plans to build a wondrous summer house that will be part sculpture, part dwelling and part wildlife haven. . . .