We have a very active artists' community in Putney and every year the local council, Wandsworth run an Open House for artists working in the area to show their work from their homes or studios. The borough is divided into 5 areas of which Putney is one. I am one of 4 local reps helping to get our area's work publicised. This year we have launched a website at www.putneyartists.org. The event takes place on the first 2 weekends of October.
Consequently I have only produced a modest amount of work in the past few days, what with painting frames and carrying out other pre-exhibition tasks.
In the two landscape paintings I concentrated on the colour in shadows. Quite an interesting exercise, because as soon as too much colour enters, it can be mis-interpreted by the eye as light, but if there is none, the shadows are dull and lifeless.
Barnes Common - oil on canvas 24 x 30cm
Path from Waterman's green - Putney - oil on board 35 x 35cm
In the to still lifes below I have been developing a more subtle method of representation, particularly working on soft and hard edges. Also, thinking about less conventional compositions.
Red Lollypop - oil on canvas 24 x 30cm
Corn - oil on canvas 24 x 30cm