Daily Archives: September 4, 2012

A new work in progress

This is a new painting I started yesterday. I had one of those fantastic moments when it all became very clear what I needed to do. It was a painting with layers of pinks, creams, and the faintest touches of gold… muted faded colours, highly textured and totally abstract. A very different colour palette for me, much more muted than usual, but I like where its heading. What do you think?

New life for old “found” junk…

Here are a couple of pictures of the dresser/desk I am restoring. You can see the blackened handle has turned to something like silver with some polishing and cleaning, and not brass as I had thought they might be. The gorgeous silky smooth timber hidden under layers and layers of paint is also coming to life.

There is lots of work to do yet, but as a start, I think it looks promising. For something that was destined for the dump, its satisfying on many levels to see it brought back to life for another generation to appreciate.

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