New gouaches and drawings made in France

Posted Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

I have been away in France and made these new gouaches and drawings. They further explore images based on a tree linked to the Primavera painting. Made in the countryside they are improvisations that use motifs such as leaves, spirals, a distant rower. At this stage in making  small works on paper I begin to speculate on different things and  open up new spaces in the work, a free flow of visual thoughts to inhabit a potential place/space.They were not made from specific observations but were effected by the natural surroundings and the view over an orchard and the flat landscape that surrounded me.

The spirals relate to the idea that energy should be embodied in the work.

a tree with boxes containing energy

a spiral reflected

works on the kitchen table