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72 canvases

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videocapture_20180730-165344It has been a long long time since I posted anything on my blog, but I have been painting alot. In fact I have 72 little square canvases in my studio and I am over half way through them already in about a month. To my delight while wandering through Aldi I noticed they were doing a deal on art supplies. They were doing a three pack of deep frame canvases for only €5! I bought one pack to try out, and they were absolutely fine, good quality. So over the next few days we bought a total of 72, completely due to James being persuasive. I was delighted that he was. I am now in painting bliss working most days in the studio. I think they will see me through to the end of the year.

I often work on free and recycled materials because I am always running out of materials. So having an almost endless supply is great. I am taking more risks and experimenting much more now I am not limited. It is exciting to watch how the journey is unfolding from day to day. It reminds me of a Camino in a way, every day is so different, I am not sure what is going to happen. Going into the unknown and then getting to know it.

It often turns out that the pieces at I feel the most unsure about in the beginning if I persevere with them, turn out to be the ones that I like the most in the end or are like a leap forward in my development. It is nice when you feel confident and enjoy the process of painting but this gets boring after a while and you have to make it a bit tricky for yourself in order to surprise yourself again. Nothing stays the same forever, adapting to change, even of what we ourselves find interesting and important to make artwork about and how we want to work is necessary in order to keep ourselves moving forwards. I will post some images of the paintings soon.

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Written by Marianne Slevin

20 October, 2018 at 2:56 pm

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