🦁Finishing what I started...
Long time followers of my art will remember this one…
I started this piece when I was living in Spain all the way back in 2014.
If you told me it would be only 50% done in 2019 I would have assumed something tragic must have happened to me.🙈
I took it down from the attic earlier and spent a few hours tweaking it and the hunger to complete it came “Roaring"back.🤭
My attic is a sorry state of over 20 unfinished paintings patiently waiting for my return. External hard drives filled with what must be over a 1000 hours of process footage for these paintings and dozens of baroque frames I have hunted down in flea markets waiting to cradle this unfinished business.
It's amazing how months or years later when I return to a painting like this and paint touches the canvas, a renewed energy strikes. I feel more risky and reckless and I love it!😊Traditional painting is where my passion thrives. It's so simple and organic, Canvas, sticks with hair on them and tubes of slime.
I wish there was 100 hours in a day, that I didn’t need the 4 hours sleep I average. I wish I could just freeze time and lose myself in a vortex of creativity and emerge satisfied.
Every day I think of new Ideas for artworks and have to stop myself from jumping into them as there is so much that needs to be finished first.⌛️
I made a vow to myself that all these paintings will be finished this year and I will hold my first solo exhibition.🙏🏻
And thats what I shall do. 🔥
Thanks for sticking with me. You lot are a constant source of inspiration and your support is massively appreciated. Love you all! 🖤