Thursday, 31 December 2009
Still struggling with this picture. It seems the more I work the harder it is and I just can`t seem to `see it` properly as though I am in a fog.Also the more colour I apply the less I like it . I seem to be in a place where I want less colour yet when I take the colour out I think its dull. very confusing. Still I am working and as someone famous once said`` the harder I work the luckier I get``.
Wednesday, 30 December 2009
I have now gone back to work. After really quite a long time for me. I feel invigorated by my break and want to paint just for me. I know it takes time to get back into it so here is my first effort. About a days work and really not finished.So lets see where it goes. I want to paint just for me and to try and forget all my influences and also the colour preferences of the day. Which for Cornwall is a sort of dull Grey.
Saturday, 26 December 2009
Thursday, 24 December 2009
Friday, 18 December 2009
Saturday, 12 December 2009
With the Christmas open house and all the Christmas stuff happening it`s hard to settle down to paint Oh and my cold studio. I have to really get dressed up to go in there with a woolly hat and stuff. I hav`nt been posting every day so here is a painting I did last spring. I have ignored this as I didn`t like it but it`s not bad really and was painted from our visit to Spain and especially Calella which is in Palafrugell on the Costa Brava which means `wild coast`.
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
For my website course I had to do two real websites.One was a revamp of www.alanfurneaux.com and the other www.naivepainter.com. This second web is specifically for Naive work with more of my European and North African paintings.There is a mistake with the edition print numbers which are 60 not 6 but that will be rectified soon.
Friday, 4 December 2009
I have started this picture of Cubana Bop Salsa Club in Penzance. It needs some detail but is coming along nicely.I love Rueda which is Cuban for circle. Like a Cuban circle dance . It`s nothing like an English circle dance whatever that is .
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Firstly sorry about the lack of painting. I have finally finished my new web site. Its a bit small at the moment but will grow with archive paintings and more prints etc. I`ve had to learn a completely different software to create it using Dreamweaver instead of my old Frontpage 2000 thats for you tekky`s out there. Anyway at last I can attempt to paint but wait a minute is that Christmas up ahead. The frustrations of the creative mind.I have some new canvases waiting for me in the studio so it won`t be long but I don`t have long before the big `drop all` comes.Here is a picture of the scillonian docked at Penzance during the spring. This ferry goes and comes back once a day to the Scillies.