Where Have I Been?

‘Prisoner’, February 2022, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 cm.

I discover that I’ve not posted anything here since May 2020. Since then I have mainly used Instagram to share my work. I’d be interested to know how you feel about social media, and the best way to share and promote work? Links to my social media accounts are below.

Just over a year ago, perhaps as a reaction to the strangeness of our current situation, my work changed. In a moment of fearlessness, a large comical nose appeared, and then an eye. My abstract paintings were now also absurd grotesques. They made me laugh.

‘Ghoulish’, February 2022, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 cm.

I have been working with a more monochromatic palette because I have been asked to do something quite large in ‘black and white with one dark colour‘. I’m normally partial to pinks, turquoise, and bright yellows (see painting at the bottom of this post). It’s proving a very productive exercise. It is always good to limit the possibilities, that’s when you have to make concise decisions. I do wonder if/how my work will be affected by this period of monochromatic discipline when I let the colour back in.

The painting below, was created in September of 2021. I have entered it into the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition because, why not. I won’t know until April if I’m through to the next round. It’s hard to get in, so we will see. I’ll let you know.

‘Wayward’, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 50 cm

If you’re out there, reading this, please let me know. Thank you, Sarah.

3 thoughts on “Where Have I Been?

  1. Nice to see you here again.
    I am not using social media much, perhaps because I do not have a smartphone and because I am basically introvert. I do not blog at the moment, but plan to restart this summer, after retiring. I am an old-fashioned person from a time when there were no computers and smart phones around (not that I have anything against them basically, I am a computer programmer by profession and have a degree in computer science) but I just experience a lot of social media as disruptive to my time and concentration. Smartphones are time- and attention-absorbers and I prefer to use my time on other things.
    I love art and would find it great to see some of your stuff here from time to time :-).
    Andreas

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    • Hi Andreas,

      Thanks for replying to my post! It’s good to know I’m not alone here. I know what you mean about smart phones, they suck you in to pointless distractions. I am trying my best to ween myself off mine.

      I look forward to seeing your blog when it gets going.

      Sarah

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