Friday, 13 May 2016

About paintings mostly


Jakes painting was shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition so yesterday we travelled to London to deliver it and I'm happily playing the roll of an extremely proud girlfriend keeping my fingers crossed that it gets through! It was such a sunny day which meant having a lovely walk around the city. I know I don't post many cutesy couple photos on here but I like showing bits of my life every now and again, we were sat on the fountain ledge in front of the National Gallery and I was sooo tempted to jump in the water to cool down from the heat. Weather, please continue to be really great from June till September (at least!)

"Show Room" - Jakes website 

Chris Huen Sin-Kan 

When walking back to the train station we came across an exhibition opening night and both really liked the work of Chris Huen Sin-Kan. Since I don't paint a lot and find it a little overwhelming to get started it was refreshing to see these huge paintings in an expressive style I can really relate too. I love the little brush strokes used to build different forms and even though they're lively there is something calm and spacious about them, not forgetting to mention that I adore the colours too. They really make want to paint so I'm going to take this unexpected inspiration and maybe try painting on canvas over summer... 

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