Apologies for only one post in November – and that was about October! – so here’s the first of what we hope will be several from December.
This one is because, like this time last year, I put three paintings into the open exhibition at The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth, despite my not wishing to exhibit as a general principle. Preparing just three works has been quite a hassle, even though one of them was inserted only at the last moment ‘from stock’, as it were, when I discovered three, not two, were allowed to be submitted. The first two were beautifully framed by Linda Thomas. I illustrate them here, first as an artwork and then as exhibited.
‘The Green Barn, Suffolk’ Ochres, oil and spray paint on cardboard
This painting is excellently hung in a prominent position in the main gallery above a low window, the light from which brings out the intended contrast between the bright yellow and the black background in the frame.
’14/18 Battle lines’ Acrylic and ochre on cardboard
Not a good photograph but the painting, from my point of view, is poorly hung in a relatively dark corner of the gallery with no direct light.
‘Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland’ Acrylic on textured paper
Both these photographs are unsatisfactory but I do not seem to have a good digital image of a painting originating in 2003 – one of my earliest; though doubtless there’s a good old real photograph of it deep in the archive somewhere. The painting is glazed so it is going to be difficult to take a better photograph, without light reflection from the camera, of its position with friends in the exhibition.