Only two weeks before my micro-exhibition and I’m still hoping to produce new works to show!
A few weeks ago I posted some small A5 sketches of a cafe view in Paris. I was quite pleased with these sketches and I signed off wondering whether the scene would work at a larger scale.
You can read the full post here but here’re the sketches:
Personally, I wasn’t at all convinced that I’d be able to upsize it, or that it had enough about it to work at a larger size. Someone however responded with the brilliantly simple and apposite comment:
Why not try a larger one? Nothing to lose.
So – here’s me with nothing to lose, upsizing my sketches to a quarter imperial sheet:
This worked out much better than I’d anticipated and I definitely felt the benefit of having done the preliminary sketches. It’s also gone straight into the pile of possibilities for my 2 Knoyle artists’ open house.
What I’m still deliberating on however is what I’ll paint whilst I’m there on Sunday 28th May! What I’ve proposed is that, weather permitting, I’ll splash some paint about – which I hope keeps it suitably vague and at least helps to manage my own expectations. I’ve purposefully avoided calling it a demonstration as I don’t really feel qualified to ‘demonstrate’ anything!
I’ve been leafing through some more reference photos from my recent trip to Barcelona and have pulled out a few that I think might work and which I may try to do a first take on before trying to paint one in public.
What I’ll try to keep in mind is a lesson well learnt: that I’ve got nothing to lose – after all, it’s only some paint and paper!