No painting today. Time-consuming chores took precedence, preparing my accounts for the Inland Revenue and taking photographs of works about to be sent to the framer among them.
Some paper constructions were included in the cache of works photographed. I thought I’d post a few here. Like the maquettes that are an everyday part of my working process, these heads are constructed from scraps of paper covered with acrylic brush-work, frottage and monprint. Hard to describe. I guess they’re close to collages, but three-dimensional. I often make them as a distraction when I’m flagging at the easel. They concentrate my mind on the unwrapping of shapes… in this case heads… in order to render them as flat images, a process that as a painter absorbs me quite a lot. In the past I once thought only about creating the illusion of three-dimensionality in my paintings, though that has long since ceased to interest me. (It’s a trick that once mastered looses its allure, or does for me anyway.)
For what they’re worth then, here they are. Only the last one, Green Knight, has been posted at a higher resolution so that you can click on it to get a closer look.