In the autumn of 2014 I began making purely abstract work. I should say "began again" because a couple of decades ago I was making abstract paintings, but you know how life has its detours.
Over the years my love of abstraction endured, and finally I took the plunge. So I've spent about 18 months now focussed on abstract work; it has been the main thrust of my studio endeavours and I've enjoyed participating in the unfolding of this renewed direction.
Yesterday I had a fantastic day, finishing two more "Ellipse" paintings. One of the paintings was a real struggle while the other just seemed to come together effortlessly. I love that balance of struggle and flow.
I now have got 8 finished works and 2 which need some improvement. My plan is to have 10 finished works of an excellent quality by the end of this month, because I have an important visitor coming. Therefore I need to have made 15 pieces by then, of which I can reasonably expect 2/3 to be of sufficient quality.
I think I can do it. I think I can...