July 12th, 2006

Gargax monster

Various Creative Things

I'd like your thoughts on the artwork shown below. I feel a somewhat low in mood, and as a result, have lost some of my usual energy and confidence. I don't know whether much of my current work is any good or not.

Gold robots made from bits and bobs. They don't quite work, I think, as the gold paint makes them look more tacky than they are. A repaint job may be called for. Any thoughts?

Gold Robots

Jungle flowers. Very much an experiment in texture and colour, which I like bits of. Acrylic on canvas. Something of a failure, I think, as the structure of the painting is too jumbled. I started painting in a rush without doing much work on the structure first, and it suffers because of this.

Jungle Flowers

I don't know why it is, but the macro photos of messy paint pallets, often seem more vibrant and interesting to me than my own paintings. Or am I being too hard on myself?

Paint Drips