Its been a while since I worked on my wall art. I have been busy with painting furniture, sorting out new ventures with Hilltop Art House and generally been busy learning new skills and polishing up old ones. I am looking forward to concentrating purely on painting for a little while.
Recycling a polyethylene coated leather settee that is peeling. Having fun breathing new life into this sorry piece of furniture. This is an ongoing project in which I am painting two couches that are right in the middle of our gallery at Hilltop Art House.
A Childhood Landscape is the title of this work in progress which is very close to my heart. Being the 10th of 12 children made for quite a childhood and provided many memories, most of them happy. Although we were as poor as church mice in many ways we lived a life of abundance. Thanks that is, to our parents who were extremely resourceful and imaginative. Qualities which have expressed themselves differently in all of us. Whichever way you look at it, it is an unmistakable trait of The Wilson Family as is an undeniable streak of eccentricity. Traits which I have often relied upon to get me through life and are of course very useful to an artist. I am forever grateful for the gifts that being part of this family have bestowed upon me.
work in progress.This work measures 2.20M x 1.4M (7′ 2″ x 4′ 6″) approx.
Although the painting is blocked in, there is still a lot of mark-making to be done before it is finished. Ultimately a batten will be fixed to the top of the work which will be hung from the ceiling. This painting is the backdrop for three other “floating” paintings. Together these form an installation which allows viewers to literally walk through the painting.