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It all starts with a blank canvas

So I want to document the process of creating my next painting. I will post as much as I am able; the idea, influences, sketches and process of the painting. The work will be part of an exhibition that I am gestating. This is a large canvas, about 168cm x 138 cm. It is stapled to a support, not stretched. I don't have an easel large enough to support a canvas this size. The canvas is in my living room, I don't have a studio at the moment.

The idea behind the painting which has a working title of, 'Nobody Knows the Battle that wages', is what or rather who we don't show to the other. Our fears, our child-self, our memories, our vulnerabilities, our secrets. Everything we believe that will frighten the other away I suppose. So we introduce someone we hope will attract the other, not realising the other person is probably doing exactly the same. Who then do we meet, or fall in love with?

Blank Canvas on Support

A White Canvas - Very Avant Garde!

First attempt at drawing the idea.

Nobody Knows the Battle that wages.

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