This weekend I am finalising my submission for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. The deadline for applications is February 14th, and as the theme this year is ‘Art Made Now’, I’m planning on delivering something current.
As you can see, in the last 24 hours this canvas has undergone quite a transformation.
I took the art work outside today – to see how it photographs in daylight. As I was putting the art on the easel – I realised I couldn’t decide which way is up. Can you?
Here are a couple of close ups, and a shot of the work in direct sunlight. I made this art on a 75cm x 50cm linen canvas, using acrylic paint, my fingers, and a palette knife.
Another day, another angel! I started making this last night, and on and on it went. I opted for a much longer wing shape than before, and the steady hand required to paint the angel made the process quite tiring at times. Anyway, here it is, ready to go into the wild as the next free art drop. I’m enjoying making these so much I’ve called this one, ‘I Think I’m In Love’. If you’re down The Wallington Arms tonight – I’ll have it with me in case you fancy a closer look.
I thought I’d try twisting the current angel theme a little today – something a little messier. I like the unpredictable nature of spraying paint, you’re never quite sure what you’re going to get.
This angel is titled ‘I Never Saw It Coming’ and it will be the next free art drop. Keep an eye out for it over the next few days.