Catching Up..

Goodness, how time flies.  Barry came and went and I got back into my University work, plus a couple of commissions and now struggling with my final essay.  I just couldn’t catch up with my blog until I settled on the subject matter and that kept changing every week!  I think I have clinched it now and am writing on the abstraction/semi abstraction of landscape/nature.  There!   I have said it out loud and now I am committed!  It’s a big subject, so I am honing it down to a couple of artists.

Do let me know your thoughts if you have any.  I have always been very fascinated by the transition from representation to abtraction and how we change what we see and why.  I am enjoying looking into this in more detail.

Here are some two plate sugar lift aquatints that I have been working on.  They are tiny, barely 2 x 2″ or 5 x 5 cm.   I just love the ‘abtraction’ of these images and played with colour.  Plus I was practicing my registration skills.  There is something very satisfying about getting two plates to line up perfectly… almost perfectly!

Below is a photo that Barry took of me.   We happened to be near my old school and I wanted to show it to him, but sadly we couldn’t see it!  Nevertheless, we got some good photos of mist! 

Me and the Mist

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2 thoughts on “Catching Up..

  1. It HAS been a while but very happy to know Barry visited you. From cold weather to cold weather from the look of the photo. Did he miss the sun?
    I really enjoyed seeing the completely different imagery from what I am used to. This is going to be an adventure to collapse into
    non-representational/abstract like this.
    I always enjoyed the abstract quality of Andrew Wyeth's work.

  2. Good to hear from you Julie. Yes, it was lovely to have Barry here for so long… two months! Barry always misses the sun! But… he misses me too! I don't think I am going to go completely abstract yet! It must be an evolution I think and I am not fully evolved yet!! I agree with you regarding the absract quality of some of Wyeth's work. Absolutely fantastic. I am coming back in the summer to NM and looking forward to that.

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