I seem to have become very busy which is a good thing. Honing up on my time management whilst juggling creative time and administration time... a tough discipline.
It was when I was going through material garnered over some years in order to make small auction pieces for ARC that I came across my small collage pieces. I have enjoyed revisiting these and have started on a body of work stemming from their surfaces, colours and textures. A few of the originals I am so pleased with I have had them framed up and am including them in the forthcoming Hanger Gallery exhibition of works entitled, 'East Lothian: Rhythms'. The same pull towards the landscape continues to attract my attention and provide stimulation for painting. Here are two completed paintings which have evolved from collages. I am looking forward to starting on new projects in the next week or so.
I have also reprised drawing. I find this relaxing now although a discipline in itself. I wanted to provide some calming artwork as the landscape paintings in particular turned out bright and bold. For the purposes of the Hangar exhibition quiet interludes of black and white work would work as rest areas.
Carol E Duff