Tuesday, 5 June 2018

'National Mesmeric' - Work In Progress

These days the whole of my house is filled with the smell of turpentine and linseed oil. And it's glorious! The reason for this pervading odour? Well, whereas my sculpture studio and workshop are located in my back garden, my painting studio happens to be a room in my house, and after a twenty year break I have returned to oil painting (having previously been working mostly in acrylics, painting-wise); hence the  gloriousness of this much-miss smell - and the memories it triggers.

I'm currently working on a 1.5m x 1.2m oil painting called 'National Mesmeric'. It's based upon the BBC's TV Test Card F that was used from 1967 till the late 90s but I'll reveal more about it in a later post, once the painting is finished. For now here's a picture of me working on it.