Am madly in love with Diebenkorn at the moment – love his late period geometric abstracts in soft California pastels. I’m getting some paintings framed for exhibition in the Guildhall Gallery in Cardigan at the moment – see
for some images of other exhibitors – but also working on my ‘bird in flight’ series. I want to go past illustration in search of a more abstract approach:
However the next is still a work in progress:
I have painted the bottom left hand quarter over and over, still not satisfied with it. Now I look at it on the screen, I think I’ll also have another go at the top left hand quarter too.
You can see the Diebenkorn influence, his 10 rules for painting, given at:
2. The pretty, initial position which falls short of completeness is not to be valued – except as a stimulus for further moves.
4. Use and respond to the initial fresh qualities but consider them absolutely expendable.
9. Tolerate chaos.
10. Be careful only in a perverse way.
I love these! Especially the last one! If only I had the talent of Diebenkorn, I’d be laughing!