9.8.12

Things seen - Residence/Pond

Maurice Dennis,  Residence with a pond, 1895 (ca.), oil on paper, 34.0 x 37.4 cm,
National Museum of Western Art - Tokyo.

25.4.12

Drifting (April)

Drifting (April), 2012, coloured pencil on paper, 32.5 x 25 cm

Opening (night)

Opening (night),  2012, coloured pencil on paper, 32.5 x 25 cm

Dissolution...


Dissolution (tree/debris), oil & collage on linen, 46 x 38 cm



23.4.12

Figure


Figure (November), 2012, oil & collage on wood panel, 142 x 110 cm










































21.4.12

11.4.12

Things Read - Robert Bresson



"A thing that has failed can, if you change its place, be a thing that has come off"


"Retouching the real with the real"


"Don't think of your film apart from the resources you have made for yourself"


Extracts from Notes sur le Cinématographe by Robert Bresson.

Studio


Things read...



We are never as unhappy as we think, or as happy as we had hoped.

Le Rochefoucauld - Maxims I: 59

Seeds...



It is often the case that the seeds of our greatest achievements are sown (unbeknown to us) during our deepest troubles or personal disasters. One of the sources in art is pain but it is pleasure that keeps one working day in, day out...

Primary images...


Les moyens limités font souvent le charme et la force des peintures primaires. Au contraire l’extension amène les arts de décadence. 
 
The limits set by the medium are frequently the source of fascination and power of the primary images. In contrast, extending them results in decadence. 


George Braque - Pensées et Réflexions sur la peinture

Things read...



Neither the sun nor death can be looked at steadily.

Le Rochefoucauld - Maxims (V), V:26


10.4.12

Drawings

Forming (garden), 2012, coloured pencil on paper, 32.5 x 25cm




Drifting/Sorting, 2012, coloured pencil and collage on paper, 32.5 x 25 cm




Flanking, 2012, coloured pencil on paper, 32.5 x 25 cm























  










28.3.12

The Carriage

I have at all times thought with my whole body and my whole life. I do not know what purely intellectual problems are .... You know these things by way of thinking, yet your thought is not your experience but the reverberation of the experience of others; as your room trembles when a carriage passes. I am sitting in that carriage, and often am the carriage itself.

Friedrich Nietzsche, Gesammelte Werke, XXI, 81; Posthumous notes about The Dawn.

Studio - In process











Drawing...


Spreading, 2012, coloured pencil on paper, 32.5 x 25 cm




Spreading (evening), 2012, coloured pencil and collage on paper, 32.5 x 25 cm





March Morning, 2012, coloured pencil and collage on paper, 32.5 x 25 cm

15.3.12

Two paintings...


Steps, 2012, oil and collage on canvas, 35 x 27 cm




Organs, 2012, oil and mixed media on linen, 82.5 x 72 cm

New Drawings...


Rose (dissolution), 2012, coloured pencil on paper, 32.5 x 25 cm




Spine (nocturnal), 2o12, coloured pencil and collage on paper, 32.5 x 25 cm





Foraging, 2012, coloured pencil on paper, 32.5 x 25 cm




Dissolution, 2012, coloured pencil and collage on paper, 32.5 x 25 cm





Splayed, 2012, coloured pencil on paper, 32.5 x 25 cm




Breathe, 2012, coloured pencil on paper, 32.5 x 25 cm




Land, 2012, coloured pencil on paper, 32.5 x 25 cm