Friday, 17 February 2017

A Painter Of Nothing

'I am a painter of nothing' replied the Belgian artist, James Ensor, when asked what he had achieved.
Looking around an exhibition of his work recently at the Royal Academy, I don't think that was strictly true but I know what he meant.
I have just started my latest painting, 'Forget- Me- Knots' and I am trying to show how dementia robs people of their power to remember things. I am using the objects I collected at the sea-side last summer to represent memory, so must find ways of painting them to give the impression that  they are fading in and out of consciousness.
I have a feeling that 'less is more' as far as this painting is concerned.

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