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My first mentoring session is booked for next week and it’s certainly making me think. It’s making me consider all possibilities, be less dismissive and try to be more objective.

Some of my recent paintings came about after working on top of lots of prior paintings that didn’t work, but left their mark in terms of a canvas full of lumps and bumps. This uneven surface contributed a great deal to the success of the final paintings. Except of course it’s never that easy to deliberately recreate an accident. I’ve been doing lots of experimenting with canvases full of paint then tilting, drying, reapplying, tilting etc. Often the paint runs off, sometimes it leaves its mark and occasionally something unexpected happens, like this


Paint that’s created its own shape and form, maybe that’s something I should explore more…