It’s been taking me increasingly long to complete paintings, a good example of which is a 20” x 30” painting of some water lilies which took me around 6 months from start to finish between February and August this year. As an antidote to this sloth-like working pace, I set myself a challenge this week of completing one (albeit small) painting each day, from Monday to Friday. I got close, finishing four, a total I’m happy with.
This is the final painting completed this week. It was painted for an art auction in aid of Oxfam organised by Oxjam Heswall. A selection of photographs was supplied by Oxjam, all highlighting the work of Oxfam; this is my interpretation of one of the photos. It was painted in Winsor & Newton alkyd paints on 12” x 16” linen and took around 6 hours to complete, spread over two sessions.
The painting will be auctioned at the Wro Loft in West Kirby, Wirral on Sunday 5th October 2014. The event is scheduled to run from 7:00-8:00pm. For more information on Oxjam please visit their website: www.oxjamheswall.wix.com/2014.