Thursday, 29 May 2008

Venetian Regata

Venetian Regata (Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 ins.)

I've had to really bash on to get this one finished. I need it for tomorrow, when it will form part of the new Figure 8 show at the
Biscuit Factory. The show doesn't get its preview until 6th June, but the work needs to be in a week early.

I had planned to put some of the Vaporetto series into this show, but they don't come out of the
Myles Meehan Gallery until Monday, so I've opted for a mixed bag of work from the last two years. This new painting and one other (another of my old, unfinished pieces which finally found its way to completion this week) will be the only fresh work in my part of the show, but the audience for much of it is unlikely to be duplicated, I think.

I am a little concerned that, because of the experiments in approach I've undertaken in the last couple of years, my work may look a little eclectic in style. My hope is that the colour palette will hold it together and, if nothing else, it'll give me a chance to see how well (or otherwise) it all hangs together.

I think I may post everything here tomorrow (if you're interested?), when I've had a chance to photograph the other new one, and when I'm sure of what has gone up on the walls.


marja-leena said...

I love the colours in this one! Sometimes it's interesting to have a kind of mini-retrospective of work to see how one has developed, hmm?

Mr Zip said...

My thinking exactly, Marja-Leena! Time for some consolidation.

Anna said...

Please do post, this one is so invitingly vibrant. I'm fascinated by your use of pink - that enhances shadow and colour.

Mr Zip said...

Pink is noticeably absent from some of the earlier paintings, but seems to be creeping in everywhere now. I'm not sure why, but I do like it.