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

Lots of paintings almost completed

I’ve been working on all of these canvases over the past few weeks mostly early mornings before the kids are up and late nights after work. Most are finished or close to completion and are all being added to my shop over the next few days, some are already there. The head and shoulder portraits are all on small canvases, others are around the A2 and A3 sizes.

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Sisters are doing it for themselves
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It had been a long journey
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Looking for the cherry blossom
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Jenny and the baby ghosts catch fire flies
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This girl can do anything
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The runaway bride
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The yeti hunters
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The fire children
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Red bunny
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Peggy and the ghosts
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Black water
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Blue
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The tennis player
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Love