Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Starting over

Goodness me it's been an exhausting few weeks. Heavy work schedule with rigid deadlines and parental ill-health including a hospital stay meant no time, energy or head space for creative things. How many times have I said that over the years? It's getting really boring isn't it. Hence the radio silence.

Anyway, work deadlines met and the Aged P out of hospital and seeming better, so maybe now I can think about artwork.

What's become apparent to me lately is that I've lost all focus as far as my art practice goes. Looking back over what I've been working on over the last few years, I can see a series of ideas started with enthusiasm but abandoned fairly quickly. I'm aware that my domestic situation may be a factor but there must be other factors which I'm not fully clear about just yet.

So what do I always do when I get stuck? The only thing that can be done - circle back to basics. Observational painting and drawing for the time being. More head studies on the way.