In the studio

The white chair 1

The white chair 1

2012, charcoal, 50 x 65cm

The white chair 2

The white chair 2

2012, charcoal, 50 x 65cm

The white chair 3

The white chair 3

2012, oil on card, 60 x 40 cm

Four chairs

Four chairs

2012, charcoal, 65 x 50 cm

The black blanket 1

The black blanket 1

2012, charcoal, 50 x 65 cm

The black blanket 2

The black blanket 2

2012, oil on card, 30 x 40 cm

The empty chair

The empty chair

2011/2014, charcoal, 50 x 65cm

Cactus

Cactus

2017, charcoal, 49 x 65 cm

Yellow bowl 1

Yellow bowl 1

2017, charcoal, 65 x 50 cm

Yellow bowl 3

Yellow bowl 3

2017, oil on linen, 40 x 50 cm

Yellow bowl 2

Yellow bowl 2

2017, oil on linen, 40 x 50 cm

Chyrelle with Jumpy's help

Chyrelle with Jumpy's help

2017, charcoal, 50 x 65 cm

These depictions of chairs in the studio offered some particularly interesting challenges both in oil paint and charcoal. Amongst these was the process of differentiating the multiplicity of nuanced blacks needed to achieve a sense of the volume and texture of the black blanket. I also enjoyed discovering how the two white chairs in charcoal can be depicted in quite a similar manner and yet reveal remarkably different feelings.

The few additional still lives and portrait reveal the beginnings of movements towards abstraction. All of which happened in the studio. 

 

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