Thursday, 29 May 2008
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.