Apparently I’m supposed to have some kind of blog going on, what e’er a blog might be in this instance. I don’t know, words I suppose, so that the SEO people can understand what this site is all about. It would appear that computers don’t read images too well and so need words to tell them.
Well it’s about paint of course. What else is there? Paint and colour and shape. That is all ye know and all ye need to know.
Always about the paint.
Wasn’t always quite so obvious of course. I started off a few years ago when I returned to painting doing portraits of strangers based on images taken from mugshots.com. Then I moved closer to home and painted portraits of family members.
But I am now of the opinion that the portraits were just me re-learning how to paint and thus no longer count.
And last year, I started drawing and painting domestic objects and now this year I’m making small-ish paintings based on family snapshots, the proviso being that none of the snapshots used can have a person in them. First couple sort of did, but that’s before I sorted out my rules.
20″ X 24″ wooden panel. Check. Horizontal aspect. Check. Family snapshot. Check. No people. Check. After that I don’t care. My few rules mean that I can come up with new images to paint easily enough without having to think too hard. I only want to paint. Like I said, Paint and Colour and Shape. Nothing else matters.
This of course could all be a load of bollox. There might be deep and profound reasons why I paint family snapshots with no people in them. If there is, then be that as it may. Someone else can ponder such things.