Monday Morning Glory


A few years ago in the months before Weekend Warriors, my 2nd solo show at Laz, I set myself a task each morning of doing a quick study before getting on with the larger canvases, kinda like stretching before going for a jog. And that’s exactly how the large paintings feel sometimes, like running a marathon, so its nice to bang out a few loose pieces to get myself going. I set my stopwatch (not saying for how long) and get going. It makes me make decisions I wouldn’t normally take, if I fuck up there’s nothing I can do about it.

All the studies are for my upcoming show at Lazarides in February 2012. I did a photoshoot in my studio a few weeks ago involving loadsa props and models so each of these studies will be a glimpse into the shoot before the show (haven’t decided whether I should put up pix of the shoot or not). So anyway, I’ll try and get a Morning Glory pic up everyday, I’m sure the results will be super varied.

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  1. This is great! Love these kinds of exercises. I think you certainly should put up the pics of the shoot! Excited to see what you have coming next.

  2. Damn..Feb 2012..the last solo show at Laz was show of the year..Feb 2012 sounds a long way off…I know it will be worth it. Great to see prelim shots.

  3. Its gonna come round sooo quickly, trust me! I’ve started the show so there’ll be a few finished paintings later in the summer, might stick em up here.

  4. Thank you for Morning glory, it took me everywhere.

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