The first dab is the hardest.
Sometimes the beginning can be the best. Happy accidents and the first signs of what direction a new work might go.
Here is the first stage of my latest landscape – based on a view from the north end of the Glen near Glenfarg.
I love the colours and shapes already. Can I avoid spoiling it’s freshness as I work on it more? Watch this space… exciting times ahead!
Working with a new style of large abstract. Starting with a layer of gold metallic paint and then rubbing in acrylic colours, building up the texture. This is half-way to what I want, but I do like the randomness of the result and I am excited to see where it will go next. It definitely needs some structure to give more depth. Watch this space!
Very pleased with the series of 3 elephant Mother and Child paintings I have done recently. I think they make a nice set although the style of each is slightly different.
I have also just completed this green jungle Elephant abstract piece. It’s smaller than usual and I am probably going to make it a print or cards from it. Let me know what you think?
I think this might be the last of my elephants phase – don’t know why that happened but an image caught my eye one day and off we went. Sometimes it happens like that, which really doesn’t help tackle the growing file of ideas I want to work on.
The best birthday presents are those which you know you will use for a long time (apart from gin obviously).
This year, I got this big artists portfolio case to keep things clean and safe – really useful when you are working in a confined space.
I remember having one of these in 1980 and I wonder what happened to it? I think it was a dark maroon and probably more robust than this one but then memory and nostalgia can play tricks.
The ambition for this year is to have a full folder of work I am happy with and then who knows what happens next. I will of course update www.ricart.co.uk regularly with new painting and prints for sale.