Lots and lots of small paintings

Created over two days, I wanted to work on a series of fast paintings, working through lots of ideas and loosening up my painting technique, I often do this as a break from the larger paintings or when I’m feeling a bit blocked or just need to shake things up a bit. Had a lot of fun and made new discoveries. I took fairy tales as my loose theme. Snow white, the ugly sisters, Rapunzel, sleeping beauty, Beauty and the Beast and Blue beard’s wives where some of the characters I chose to interpret.

An imagined family portrait

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An imagined family portrait

I wanted to create a safe place, an imaginary sanctuary for my family as we struggle to survive these unbelievably difficult times. My furniture, my children, my coffee pot transported somewhere else. I think I created this image to sooth the constant fear of homelessness and not being able to keep my children safe.

Painting in progress above and below a selection of details from the finished painting.

Lots of painting

I worked out that I’ve produced over 60 paintings since July, not all successful. Some paintings change a lot, some are never resolved or become an overworked mess. Making mistakes and hoping to learn something is part of the battle. here are a selection of some of the more recent paintings I’ve been working on

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Nature girl
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The fire children
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Little My
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In the wilderness she wore pearls
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Into the woods
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Peggy and the ghosts
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Taking David’s dog for a walk
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Alice
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Where am I going and how the hell do I get there?
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Love