Sunday, 26 October 2014

Slashed & Trashed!

The picture below is probably the most beautiful on this blog - ever.

It represents a turning point. I am throwing out all the below-par paintings I've done over the past few years, keeping a few behind for the time being. I am changing track and I'm going to be painting and drawing larger works on themes and concepts closer to me. I haven't posted anything for ages and I haven't been scouring my favourite artists' blogs every day.  Recently, every small work I started was junk and I know now something internal was causing this block.  I had to stop and regroup and this happened without any conscious decision on my part - or at least, it seems that way.   I can no longer paint the way I used to which somehow means that from crawling to walking, I missed the running bit and I am now ready to enjoy a long-distance marathon. Surprisingly, without doing any work to take me to the next level, just thinking about art and creating paintings in my head and exploring subjects of interest, I managed to skip a step.  Small formats cannot contain or reveal what I want to convey and I will only work with them to so as not to waste unused boards and paper and maybe to put in a few practice runs and sketches for bigger works.  My head is back where it was when I finished my art degree.

The slashed work has absolutely no value at all and it will be a supreme pleasure to get rid of all this junk. I might even close this blog and start a new one with the new work. We shall see what tomorrow brings.

"Slashed and Trashed"


CrimsonLeaves said...

I've been missing you but I do know that you will share your growth with me, no? I always like your art so it hurts to see the slash and burn pieces but one has got to do what one has got to do. Symbolic gestures can be an impetus to move forward.

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks Sherry - of course I shall share my future work with you - it is always a pleasure. Onwards..................