I have been quiet on my blog but busy in the studio. Never as busy as one would want, but I have found many times to head down here and explore some work.
These images are worked over engravings with ink and other media. The painterly effect rather than the graphic is what I am aiming to achieve. I have been working in a similar vein for a while but have made larger works now, and hope to get even larger soon - up to 60cms x 30cms or thereabouts. I usually work quite large with my drawings/etchings but this square size of 300cm square is a far more reasonable size to frame and house I think. I will produce a whole body of this work - trying to simplify the design, not so many fragments though this is fairly typical of the way I work at times. Fragments emerging from the gloom.
Don't for a moment think I am in a dark place - life is grand and I am blessed. I am somehow drawn to these deep dark secret places.
I must post on one of my earlier etchings 'Deep Secrets Revealed'. Probably one of my favourite etchings though because of its emotional context, hardly ever shown. How often do artists do this I wonder?