New Skyline paintings, The National Theatre and back to Dreamland…

London Skyline (National Theatre No.5) – Acrylic on canvas, 30x30cm (May 2023)

There are new Skyline paintings, the ongoing matter of looking up is still very much just that, ongoing. Something that started in Margate with Dreamland and the shapes of the Turner Contemporary  in late Summer 2019 and went on with several paintings looking over the River Thames, a painting looking beyond a church in Hackney, there were some that looked up Beck Road (again in Hackney). No idea where these Skyline paintings are going to go, or for how long the series of paintings will go on for. Right now I’m enjoying the act of just looking up, of distilling the information, the sky, the space, the shape, the skylines, the sky beyond the rooftops or the spires or the light reflecting off the Shard or the shape of a Church in Shoreditch, the buildings of the Southbank. Someone asked if I was putting these paintings together for a show, the answer is no, not really, although there might be some bigger pieces being painted. Most of the smaller 20cm or 30cm square canvas pieces have already been sold, but there are new ones now and again. Indeed people have been asking me to paint particular buildings or places, it doesn’t really work like that though, it only works if I want to paint it. Still need to get back to the sea with all this looking up though. Some of it has now evolved to become about repeating an image or a set of shapes in an almost pop art manner, repeating the shape again and again from slightly different angles, today it was revisiting the Southbank, reignited while the #43Leaves pieces that were left hanging there at the start of the month

There are also two new Dreamland pieces, once again playing with the repeated image and once again the new paintings are currently available via the Art Car Boot Fair’s online Spring Bounce that goes on until May 28th 2023

See all the Skyline paintings here