I’ve been working on a secret project for a little while. It’s still a secret so I’m not going to tell you everything about it yet. But I just couldn’t wait to share the paintings I’ve been doing for it – so here’s a little sneak preview.
As usual, my method has been to think about the project for some months. While I do that, vague images start to crystalise in my mind. These are the first two sketches for the project. I think there will be more. In fact I’m sure there will be more paintings before my secret project is done – I have a few images in my head already.
There have been a few criteria to this project.
In the first place, it has to be predominantly, if not exclusively, deep red and grey/silver. Black might be an option as an extra colour or an alternative within the design.
The paintings need to have a feel of winter, but not be literal. This is an exercise in abstraction within a theme.
It has to appeal to a special person in my family. At the moment, the initial deliberations are in progress and some decisions will be forthcoming soon.
Next steps in my Secret Project:
– More paintings
– Finding a supplier who will screen print a small run of fabric
– You’ll have to wait to find out the rest….
I know which of these two I prefer – I’d love to hear what you think.