Monday, October 09, 2006

Been busy with the Red

Hello. Its been a while. I've been busy in the studio these past few weeks preparing some new work.

I thought I'd share some with you.

This one is a triptych variation of the Old Tulip. I love this red. Its one of my favourite colours. Colours affect my mood and this particular blend of red always lifts my spirits.

And here is a little adventure into Cubism. These are 'paintlets' as I call them. When I have a commission, I paint out ideas in miniature (well, about 20 cm x 20 cm) and these two are hot off the easel.

Both are after the style of the Cubist masters: Picasso and Braque. What do you think?

They are going to be on big canvases when completed.

I adore painting huge canvases, there is something very liberating about the whole process. It must be the sense of freedom you have with big brush strokes. I can recommend it to anyone - fabulous for clearing the cobwebs.

I am really looking forward to working on these.........


Spiderman said...

Hi Sue,

great to see the red paint coming out again - it just has to be your favorite colour!? Love the Tulip - takes me back to your early days and the new works look fantastic. Great idea with the "paintlets" too, I guess it kind of involves the client right from the early concept stage - does the client get to keep the "paintlets" or are they for you too keep as reminders of commissions gone by? Curious as ever.....

SueC said...

True...I never leave red very far behind...I sometimes get to keep the paintlets but by the by they go to the prospective owners of the full size canvases. Some I've kept and framed, as a keepsake of something that once brightened the studio, but for the most part they are winged away never to be seen again.