Steel Skin and the Sea

I’ve spent the last week putting my studio back together after a great week at Creative Up North working on a piece that will be on permanent display at their Creative Hub in North Shields.

It’s always good to get out of your comfort zone and painting in public, on an unfamiliar, 3D surface of bizarre proportions certainly pushed me out of my trusted old habits. It took me a few days to get used to the way the oil paint reacted to the primed steel surface and the 5 day deadline was looming very large but in the end everything came together and I am very pleased with the result. The bar will now sit during Russel Coleman‘s ‘Cooking with Concrete’ exhibition before getting a final check and being sealed with a protective clear coat.

I’d like to thank the attentive attendees of the talks I gave during the week, including artists from the North Tyneside Art Studio. The piece I started during my ‘Painting out of Chaos’ demonstration is now set up in my studio and I will posting progress shots here and on social media as it develops.

You can find a lot more photos of my week over at the Creative Up North Facebook page.

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