It has been a few months since my last painting post and things have changed a bit.  I realised that I am an abstractionist or a free painter when it comes to using colour!  I also rediscovered acrylics and the possible effects.  It is so much easier than oil in terms of the surfaces it can be used on, the time it takes to dry and the ease of glazing.  I am doing a series of works on card, all about 120 mm square.

At first I was thrilled simply to explore the effects, then I started to think a bit more.  Actually, spontaneity seems to my approach, but it is helpful to look at other people’s images as a nudge.  Today I used a graphic from the front of a Guardian review.  I have been planning to use this as a background to the white horses picture, but started to use to kickstart my painting session today.  I am in no sense copying the image, just taking a few shapes and colours and playing with that.