These eight paintings are illustrated here as they stand, hang or lie in the studio at this moment. All have been worked on in the last two months; the last one was painted this afternoon. It, the third last one, and the iceberg work are meant to be ‘real’ paintings, intended eventually to be taken seriously. Some of the others are mere doodles or studies for later use. Only one is definitely finished; some might be, but equally they might suddenly spurt into life again. Some, such as the last four, are positively unfinished and are awaiting further inspiration and time. Some might well be destroyed (‘Delighted to hear that’, says at least one disgruntled reader).
They exist on and in a range of materials across a range of sizes; but I’m not saying anything about such matters at this stage. Nor do I give titles, so they can be viewed without my intention (if there is one!) influencing the view. I show them simply as images and hope they convey some sort of message to someone.
This last is at a rough and early stage but I like the painful idea.