Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Painting Addiction

Decorating isn't everyone's cup of tea. But I like to get stuck in. I can paint all day - even if its just painting a second coat of white emulsion. But I find that it's like an addiction. Once you start you are itching to paint more, and more, GOD DAMN IT I WANT TO PAINT MY ENTIRE HOUSE RIGHT NOW!!!!

Ok sorry, I'm under control again. Because I can't get on with the painting without pulling up the carpets first (that...not so fun - who knows what I'll find! Insects, dust, uneven floorboards, rotten floorboards - I am scared), I have decided to finish a canvas that I started a while back. It is a painting that I created from different found images - some from rock album posters, some from the beautiful pictures on the Guardian Eyewitness app.

It's a work in progress at the mo. I need to refine the face, I might add patterning in the hair, I'm not sure. I may even add flecks of gold in the leaves. And the blue and white fields need a lot of work too. But hey here it is anyway. I don't know what the picture is trying to say. To my boyfriend it's about spirituality. And maybe that's true. It's got happy colours but it does seem kind of still and almost sad. It seems to be about time stopping at different points. About thought, about nature and religion. When I've finished, maybe it will mean something else. 


Anonymous said...

I love painting too. Unfortunately I don't seem to have a lot of time for it. Your painting looks wonderful, it's well visible you're exceptional with painting techniques. My painting professor taught me though that you should always have a second meaning on your mind when painting (or if you don't, pretend you know perfectly what it's about and let others guess:D). Great job :)

Welshaims said...

Yes I know - I should paint things that mean something - but sometimes I just paint for the love of painting. Fair point though