Using photographs of my family as a starting point for a composition to then abstract, my artistic focus this month has mostly been on trying to find a balance between emotive mark making, bold line and negative space within my work.
Sometimes I feel like I have a tendency to over work paintings. I struggle to find the right finishing point. I am sure this is something many artists struggle with but I find it frustrating. I am trying to remind myself that often less is actually more. Many of my sketchbook pages from the last few weeks have been quite minimal with sections of bold colours and simple line work. A direction that is inspired by my increasing desire to simplify my life in general.
I have many works in progresses right now, many half finished paintings I have temporarily lost my train of thought over. Here however are the two pieces I have finally finished.