Thursday, 23 May 2013

All moved and painting again

Yes. All moved in to Bize-Minervois in our lovely new home. Where I have a studio space, and a view, and things. Lousy weather and no money, but you can't have everything. Last week I started painting again. Before that all I'd been doing were iPad pictures - mainly Purple Cat ones. Take a look at the website for the latest ones: . So I started painting. And stopped. It's hard starting painting again after a gap. What was I doing last? Why? Hmmm, back to painting standing up instead of sitting around. Yay! dancing around to music while painting. This is more like it. This is what we want! So I stopped and looked at other people's paintings who I like. Sometimes this can be inspirational. In this case it was Franz Kline that got me painting again: a man like me who likes strong black lines.

Franz Kline -  Mahoning, 1956. Oil and paper collage on canvas. 80 x 100 in. (203.2 x 254 cm)

But that's not all I like. So no imitation Franz Kline for me - I don't have the necessary self control (or the telephone directories). And I am back on the road I think. Black lines, colours, cats, birds, a head....Who knows what comes next?

David Abse - Cat and Bird, 2013. Acrylic on board 72x54cm.

David Abse - Head, 2013. Mixed media on wood, 80x60cm