29 September 2013
24 July 2013
The latest series of 18 paintings on mdf board are ongoing and nearing a conclusion. This series has been made over the past six months and as a process signal a slower way of working. Although small in size these works are taking what seems like a considerable amount of time to resolve. The full series can be viewed here.
Posted by Andrew Smith at 06:26
14 July 2013
13 June 2013
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Posted by Andrew Smith at 13:21
06 May 2013
The series of 18 new small paintings on mdf continue this weekend in spectacular light conditions. Van Gogh and Amsterdam oil paint with regular Lukas and Roberson have created a new palette with seemingly quieter colours counter balanced by conscious elements of drawing designed to question the space.
Posted by Andrew Smith at 06:20
23 April 2013
The final stage of Oceanus and digitalisation for transfer to the banner. In painting the final parts a close brush line movement closed the surface of the interlacing bands of colour. The underlying elements are concealed and only part of their function as lines can be seen. Undercurrent of movements are apparent, but only partially clear. Then each painting is divided into four sections for photography and then rejoined to form the complete banner with Oceanus 2 being rotated 180 degrees. I have kept the edges of the painting because they really make the banner into an artwork. To do this, I had to stretch the painting because with the extra bit on each side, it did not fit the template.
Posted by Andrew Smith at 11:48
11 April 2013
24 March 2013
24 February 2013
11 February 2013
The new gouache works are beginning to filter through having relocated the paper based works production place from Moreia studio to the house conservatory for the winter. This new work is one of the planned larger gouache and as a first new painting is significant in the spatial and shape dynamic incresed dimension. This new work 71.1.13 is 75 x 53 cm.
Posted by Andrew Smith at 12:43
13 January 2013
Posted by Andrew Smith at 09:50
Considering the depiction of ocean, waves and water in various creative media and periods, the British Museum led to looking at a mosaic of a sea god, from the 4th century in Gloucestershire. The acquatic scene depicts the head and upper torso of a sea god, either Oceanus or Neptune, with a staggling eard and lobster claws at each temple and a trident across one shoulder. He is surrounded by dolphins, mythical creatures and sea vegetation. Not so much depiction of waves in this but the title lingers. Whilst there I was struck also be the Tomb of Kybernis, about 480 BC where sirens, winged creatures, carry figure maybe the souls of the deceased. The same figures appear in a church in Oxfordshire, al though I can't recall the name, the figures are strikingly recognisable. From this Oceanus will be the working title for wavy banner project.
Posted by Andrew Smith at 09:30