Protective spirit

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The latest beast came out of nowhere…. And glowered at me from the start.

I know that the work is getting fussier and tighter, not something that I am aiming for, but there are things I want to try as experiments … Almost getting them out of my system as it were.  I can feel myself moving away from these beasties, at least such inactive solid beasts ….. I’m hoping that I can take the poor things on an adventure soon 🙂

4 beasties back from framing

Four of my beasties have returned from the framers. I have put them up on random available hooks to photograph them. Its a shame that the glass doesn’t really photograph very well … however, I am really pleased with how they look and quite glad that they are safe from any more meddling on my part. I can always see where I should have done this or that, and end up over-thinking/ overworking many pieces. So they are safe for now 🙂

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Frog and fly trap

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This frog is the latest in my recent creature paintings. At the weekend I bit the bullet and took a few to be framed …. They have been all been keeping me company in the studio, now they have gone I have found it a little empty, so instead of doing more painting I have been tidying up ready for their return 🙂

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Creatures…..

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Creatures appearing out of nowhere , with their own tales to tell 🙂
I am aiming to get some sort of consistency in these works, to my eye they are so variable. This doesn’t worry me too much at the moment, but I would like to get together a body of work that would hang together visually . The toad, and the rabbit from my previous post have been the most satisfying , the feeling of being in control and engrossed in the work …. That’s what I love about art, how one can leave the world behind and just immerse oneself in the creative process…..

Working larger

These works are on 21″x 30″ (approx) much larger than the beasty portraits. I find working this size easier on my eyes … But oh the expense of framing them, I will have to consider very carefully if I frame any more. I really admire artists who commit enough to frame up their work. It does make the work feel more worth all the effort to see them framed though 🙂

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