A new series off for an exhibition… It’s been a close run thing – long hours in the studio and no idea if I was going to make the (self-imposed) deadline of today to finish three, 60cm square canvasses for Titchfield Art Show next week. I have learnt a great deal doing these paintings, notContinue reading “Finished!”
Author Archives: Ailsa
New work! The space between us…
30cm sq mixed media on board with a deep white float frame. Will be at Yellow Edge Gallery 3-8 April 2023.
Letting it all go!
During the pandemic I took a couple of years out just to play. I didn’t know what would happen to my work but it felt like a great thing to be doing – an antidote to what was happening elsewhere. One of the things I did was take a concertina sketchbook course*, which really changedContinue reading “Letting it all go!”
That awkward phase…
One thing I have learned over the last few years is that there is always an awkward phase in a painting. There comes a point where you stand back and think “Oh jeez, I ruined it” “It’s terrible” “What was I thinking???!” I used to give up at this point, throw the painting away, beContinue reading “That awkward phase…”
Good morning February!
Out of my mind
Finished this yesterday, it took a few weeks to get there. Psychosis is a condition of the mind that results in difficulties determining what is real and what is not real….. Wikipedia
The problem with intuitive art…..
Over the years, my practice has looped back to working intuitively over and over and this is where I feel happiest. However, working in an intuitive, free, sub-conscious way is not without it’s issues. Working in this way means giving up any expectation of a result, no planning or hoping this will be the nextContinue reading “The problem with intuitive art…..”
Some days, my brain feels a little like this at the moment!
My soul recharged
Pen and ink mindful drawing – I love the little beasties peeping through!
Staring up at me…!
Some eyes popped out of my journal last night! I love the way that working like this leads to such unexpected delights. I definitely prefer putting down some random acrylic paint and ink first as a starter to work on. Very relaxing & therapeutic for winter nights!