I am posting these paintings by way of a progress report really I guess.
They represent as much as anything else a process of learning. Not only about painting itself but also about how a painting looks when I transfer it from my iPad.
I have discovered I need to be aware of what it looks like after printing.
I remember hearing David Hockney talking about just this on a television programme. I didn’t understand what he meant then but I do now.
If I had known, before I started, how challenging this painting would turn out to be I might well have not started it at all!
But there you go – Story of my life really.
And if I was to do it again I would probably do it differently. Story of my life again!
But it is what it is and I learnt a lot along the way.
This is another painting which gave me real challenges.
Tikarma very generously provided me with advice and guidance without which the painting would surely have finished ‘in the garage’.
The quality of the finished painting is down to me – not down to the quality of Tikarma’s advice which was really helpful.
The other challenge with this painting was for me to understand how it would look.
It looks really good when printed on a good quality printer. (I don’t have a good quality printer but I know a man who does! :))
If you take two paces back from the screen you get a clue!!!
This painting was done just because it was tremendous fun to do!
What it is all about really! 🙂
Oh, and one other thing –
I don’t half get a good feeling when I see one of my paintings framed and hanging on my wall!!!