I recently spent a day destroying old paintings… a very satisfying day actually. There were a few reasons for this… I was just feeling in a particularly destructive mood so that it satisfied that need. I needed more room in the studio to make new work. I needed more ‘canvas’ (wood) to make new work on. And, finally, I just wasn’t happy with a series of paintings, some of which were finished, but most were unfinished. They just weren’t working for whatever reason. They were all abstract works, but based on sketches of everyday life over past couple of years. Some of these were similar in style to finished paintings that I am very happy with (and have actually sold!), but these were not working… at least, not as paintings. My thinking now, is that maybe these ideas would translate better as drawings. In a similar way to how comic books and graphic novels tell a story, these sketches are of everyday life and therefore, tell a story, so yeah… drawings. I’ll put it on the “to-do” list with all the other ideas…
I’ve been very quiet on here, social media and pretty much everywhere lately. It’s difficult to know what to share when I’m not doing anything creative… Basically, since around September last year, all I’ve done is prepare for Christmas with Yeomans Car Art, print and post orders over Christmas, and now I’m in the middle of switching over my Yeomans Car Art website, which involves a lot of mind-numbing spreadsheet tapping and image uploading; none of this is really “instagram-ready”. So, as I say, it’s difficult to know what to share. The only creative work I’ve done during this time, has been commissions and often these are purchased as gifts so difficult to share images of these too.
The whole thing is rather frustrating, so last night I forced a pencil into my hand for the first time in an age and drew a portrait of my son.
It’s an ok drawing of a little boy… it’s not really my little boy though! Oh well… more practice needed.
I have just finished around 15 new car sketches which i have been framing up, ready for sale on Artfinder.
Artfinder have now introduced a minimum price of £20 for artworks sold on the site, so I have had to change the pricing... before they were £10 each + £8 shipping... Now, each frame is priced at £20 and UK shipping is included in that.
I'll be adding them to Artfinder over the coming days... so keep checking back!
Hope you like them!