Saturday, 21 May 2011
In march, I spent a day over in Truro at Sara's house. We had brunch, a business meeting and played with kittens. I took these with my Minolta(which had a smashed lens, and now the mirror wont flip back so I fear it is far gone.)
About the same time, a friend commissioned me to paint her a big canvas for their kitchen wall. I haven't painted in large scale for quite a few years, so I was really nervous and also had to try and work out what an earth it was I was going to paint. Then when I developed this film, and saw that photograph of Sara (second photo), I knew it was the one!
I've held back these photographs because I wanted to show them beside ones of the painting. I loved painting this way again, it was difficult trying to transplant what I felt was 'my style' from the watercolours I do, into acrylics on canvas. Eventually I came to a place where it was finished. It's had lots of praise but I'm not sure if I like it.
The words of Holly Brannigan typed at 22:45