Dabbling with Daubing – the end of the road

So finally I have come to the end of “The Big Painting”.  It has taken me on an interesting journey and along the way I have found out many things about paint, painting and about myself.  I have rekindled an interest in the physical act of painting and had the opportunity to rediscover the alchemy of colour mixing (albeit in a limited palette of blue and grey!)

I am the first to admit that it is not a ‘great’ painting and that there are many things ‘wrong’ with it if it was to be viewed on a purely academic basis.  However, it does have some merit when viewed with an open mind. My intention at the outset was not to render a slavish photo-realistic image of tea cups against a patterned background, but rather to explore the action of patterns against patterns and how they work with the objects.  OK, that all sounds a bit airy-fairy and arty-bollocksy, but that’s just how it is.  Purely and simply it is a painted image which incorporates objects that look a bit like teacups and a teapot and a patterned background that offers a nod towards Matisse and Picasso.  It is what it is.  I have absolutely no idea what to do with it now, so I suspect that once fully dry, it will find its way under the bed to be stored until……

end game close up

The Big Picture (detail)

end game

The Big Picture – End Game



About paisleypedlar

Artist, Sewist, sometime Cyclist and Arm Chair Activist
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3 Responses to Dabbling with Daubing – the end of the road

  1. Arty Bollocksy!, How funny you are. Love the painting, it fab and I have really enjoyed you journey with it. It certainly shoudnt end up under the bed x

  2. Carol Gardner says:

    Not under the bed. On the wall. It’s such an interesting painting. It is certainly going on my screensaver.

  3. Awww, thank you for your kind comments, we are all most often our own harshest critics. If it doesn’t fit in the kitchen then it will have to go under the bed as it is too big to store anywhere else 🙂

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