‘ The Artist & His `Female Nude Painting has taken many journeys in the studio finding form , narrative and language on the canvas . 3 years on , the painting was completed . An intimate couple travelling together in a beautiful new home , forever bonded in Art .
The Painters studio in my case is a highly anxious environment to be in . Traveling through , thought , time and narrative often leaves the painter on edge undervalued and obviously unseen . Searching for the moment of perfection in painting is a impossible task . I often feel I’m looking into a mirror every time I work , waiting to discover a new beginning, a new end and a new narrative.
In the Studio
Come close no one will ever be even though you may pretend with me . My heart , my eyes , my soul are still with thee you cannot breath walk or talk or make love without me.
‘Your soul burns with the other but you will only see me . And this will be your eternity .
‘ you do not burn you do not love , you do not want unless you have me .
2014 – 2015 ‘ Mother & Child ‘ Oil & Acrylic On Canvas The journey of this picture took many twists and turns the canvas started as a experiment in what can happen next in the process of the painting , searching for the new carrying the past into the processs . The painting started as a expressive landscape with the idea of the ‘ Tempest ‘ in mind
The painting grew and grew but yet it did not have the required honesty that I search for in every picture . Days become weeks , weeks became months in searching for a composition that worked .
2014 – ‘ The Tempest ‘ ………….2014 – 2015 ‘ The Tempest was left to hang in the studios gallery for a while but when I looked at the work it still made me feel vulnerable and disappointed in what I saw . So the painting came back to the studio to be worked on . After months and months I could not feel or find an image at all . One December morning at 7am I approached the painting in the studio turned the painting upright closed my eyes and went to work with the brush while my eyes were still closed . An incredible moment happened ‘ the landscape became figures intwined , a moment to savour the painting had now been complete after a years work . The picture became ‘ Mother &. Child (100) Yrs Oil & Acrylic on canvas .
The painter can suffer from typhlosis at times , on this occasion it inspired .
One morning in the studio a painting started to emerge regarding the subject ‘ Mother & Child ‘ how does one explain the process of the painting with words when paint has a higher power in the Space we work , I push and pull to see a shining light come through to help me on my way , but yet this painting stands still . I yet have not grasped the subject . But will come back to it again
Inspiring Quotes for a young Painter.
” One can travel the world and see nothing . To achieve understanding it is necessary not to see many things , but to look hard at what you do see ”
Reference to one self
” Look At my past My future and now , in context of the painting to push forward ”
Sevan September 2017 …….