Stairs, unlike broadband, never fail to connect.
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
|Portal K Howell 2012 Charcoal/oil pastel on paper 14 cm x 21 cm|
So says Goethe.
And then comes the development work.
I love the simple magic of doorways. A door is choice and possibility, the unexpected and undiscovered just beyond the threshold.
This is a reconstructed Saxon arch, and while it appears to go nowhere (it's part of a freestanding wall, the building no longer extant), it offers a whole new view through its frame. A Portal. From here to somewhere else, furnishing a glimpse of the Other Side (In this case, a shifting tide and Cumbria ).
Paintings are coming along Slowly... so many possible doorways!
Monday, 2 July 2012
|Coming Up For Air K Howell 2012 Pastel study 13 cm x 13 cm|
This study shows a calm, still puddle, but it's often windy on the headland and at times the water in the graves is quite choppy. A mini tempest brewing, creating all kinds of interesting and beautiful patterns. I've been messing with ideas to build a series of paintings for ages, and it's becoming clear.
Water contributes 65 - 90% of the mass of human cells, along with carbon, nitrogen, calcium and phosphorus and trace elements. It's the phosphorus I have my eye on right now - and I think I can see where this is going. Finally. As all alchemists know, pissing about does pay off.