Thursday, December 11, 2008

Right, I'm back in painting mode now and with my new "full spectrum" lighting I should be able to withstand the winter darkness. Many works in progress; a painting about autism and the isolation of the nucleus of a hydrogen atom (yes!), one about the lack of physical contact in a relationship, "self-portrait as idiot wanker" is inspired by an unfortunate meeting and portrait by (I think) Duchamp. I also have many ready for glazing; Nine Ladies Weeping I've mentioned before is about Derbyshire, Three Graves about knife crime is slightly different in style for me, Female God is pure geometrical abstraction, Even Eating an Apple While God Looks on is related to that but more complex and includes a square apple, Chick Inside an Egg Dreaming of the Sky was inspired by Emmanuel Kant's philosophical ideas, The Chasm Was Too Wide is about the lack of communication in a relationship, Desparately Looking for Miro has been awaiting the final stages for months now and is no closer to completion. And there are several more in the sketch stage that I haven't thought about underpainting yet but tick! tick! tick! my life-clock taps its rhythm. I must start and finish these great works now so that I can start and finish more greater works in future. Tick! Tick! Tick! no time for minor works and mixed messages. The show must begin. Lights! Camera! Action! To arms!

3 comments :

John Salmon said...

Sounds like you've been quite busy Mark. Took a look at your site to see whether you'd posted any of your new work yet. I'll be particularly interested to see your take on the Isolation of the Nucleus of a Hydrogen Atom? Keep going at it. Your time is coming. Tick, tick BANG!

Mark Sheeky said...

Thanks John! Yes the problem is most of these will take months to finish and even then it takes a few weeks until they're dry enough to scan.

John Salmon said...

Oh! Of course, your medium restricts spontaniety sometimes. I'm fortunate. I can more or less produce instant art with watercolour and get it up onto my site or blog in minutes.