What happened to September? Suddenly it is October and I find that I have slowed down considerably on new work. I have been consolidating, which means chucking anything that is never going to be of interest, trying to rescue half-decent paintings and keeping only really useful reference material. Because most of my work in the past 10 years has been done with Alkyd oils on board, I can reprime boards with an Alkyd oil-based primer. So far I have destroyed 242 paintings, recycled over 200 boards and 'rescued' 20 paintings. I think it was worth it, if only to rid myself of the weight of so many past failures!
I have done a little new work. I did make it to Bath once on my own and the PAS meet at Henley last weekend with Rita Vul. A couple of trips to Oxford and Thrupp and that is about it. Here are some of the results:
And maybe just one of the Oxford ones:
Looking forward to tackling the turning leaves once again and those pinks and purples of Winter.