Hey all. Life has been on the hectic side lately so today was the first time in ages I’ve actually been able to spend painting. I’m mostly on a mission to get my paintings all finished in time for our exhibition on June 5th. Here’s a few images of what I’ve been up to today.
Clockwork heart sketch…
…its humble beginnings as a painting…
…and now starting to take shape
Excuse the mess, it’s still very much a work in progress. The basic form is there but now it just needs realising, so that’s what is on the agenda for tomorrow.
‘I Don’t Belong Here’
‘When the Wizard Gets To Me I’m Asking For A Smaller Heart’
It’s been so long since I last posted! Sorry about that, dearies! Unfortunately I’ve been lacking a camera for the last few weeks so didn’t have the ability to document any of my work until now. But that is now rectified, so today I’m giving you a little insight into the very beginnings of my paintings.
My ex-boyfriend bought me a moleskine sketchbook for Christmas and it’s proved really useful for capturing ideas before they float off out of my brain forever! It’s a tiny little A6 book so I tend to bring it with me everywhere these days. I’m too precious over my sketchbooks and like to make sure every page is filled with something beautiful so I can archive them and keep them forever. Therefore it’s good to have a book to be decidedly unprecious over where I can be as messy and scribbly as need be.
So these are my paintings in their very, very embryonic stages. All are autobiographical, a bit twee, a bit surreal, and all rely on symbolism to tell a story. Two of them are works in progress as paintings currently and are hopefully going to be included in the show in June.