This body of work is a reworking of some canvases that focused on water. The addition of brightly coloured abstract elements is changing this body of work completely - it's much more playful now.
These small works on paper are working through some experimentation with laying lines and shapes onto coloured grounds.
The small painted collages on the right are a continuation of the larger paper collages I started in March - pictured here, the blue horizontal stripes on the bottom right.
Here's more of those small painted collages in process. I make painted backgrounds and then compose cut up painted pieces on them to create new compositions and vignettes.
Just got the background of last of these blue cloud-like pieces blocked in and am moving onto adding some kind of pattern - not sure what yet :)
Another one of the larger paper collages I started in March, as well as smaller works in graphite and goauche, where I'm playing with the reflective quality of the graphite against the gouache grounds. Still haven't quite worked out the best kinds of colour / grounds combination.
Studio overview - right
The studios at the Caetani Cultural Centre are in amongst stunning grounds. Right out this window there is a beautiful pond where new water lilies were popping up every day.
Some new sketches and a shot of my work table, which is beautiful in its own way.