One thing I expected during this Cairns Residency was rather hot weather and the likelihood of too many mosquitos to want to work outside. This weekend brought a light drizzle of rain in the mornings but setting up on the back verandah has been the perfect space with the big table, overhead fans and mozi-coils burning!
My preference is often to work in journals till ready to work larger... especially when working with new materials or ideas.
A small square motif!
A new work below on unstretched linen.
Referencing an earlier work.
Using the lino pod-form to create the structure was an interesting approach.
It was a beautiful afternoon with just the radio for company.
I like this blue for a change of palette.
This piece is approx 140cm x 80 cm.
I'm reluctant to add more at this point although its more minimal than originally intended. I like the textural aspect of working with the lino on this linen.
The edge of the unframed work is stitched with a brown linen thread. It will be pinned to the wall for exhibiting!
I have a week of pretty intense painting in front of me now. Ive settled into a good working routine after two weeks. I had to learn not to push it and to be very open to what direction emerged.
Bye for now,