It's now just a few days until I jump into a helicopter to spend a quiet festive holiday on Lundy island, and I am busily trying to finish work in the studio in preparation for my next solo show at the Anise Gallery in March.
I had to share this one with you, which is finished and awaiting its varnish: called Trip, I am very proud of it, and it announces some real progress in the way I work:
There are some technical developments as I continue to discover the potency of brushwork in acrylic. This moves towards an effective simulation of how corrosion is overpainted in an attempt to cover it up, but then the oxide pokes through again. This is the scourge of the mariner, and in this case I begin to understand it by continually creating the rust, then overpainting it, in probably 6 cycles here.