Blossoming – Floreciendo

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I’m going to be posting the process of the next painting in the Handless Maiden series in this slideshow as I probably won’t have much time to blog about it! (Once the slideshow is playing, you can click on the little bubble icon at the bottom left of the screen to see the comments I add as I progress.)

Voy a subir fotos del proceso del próximo cuadro en la serie de la Doncella Manca aquí en esta presentación de diapositiva porque no tendré mucho tiempo para escribir. (Una vez empezado la presentación, haga un clic en el bocadillo a pie de la pantalla a la izquierda y verás mi comentario sobre mi progreso.)

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La Revolución Inacabada / The Unfinished Revolution

Handless Maiden/Doncella Manca Revolución Inacabada

Handless Maiden/Doncella Manca Revolución Inacabada

The title doesn’t refer to the state of the painting – which is, at last,complete – but the stage in the maiden’s development in the story!

El titulo no se refiere al estado del cuadro – lo cual está terminado por fin – ¡pero a la etapa del desarollo en que se encuentra ahora La Doncella en el relato!

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Progress of Handless Maiden 5 Video

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Time is closing in on me and forcing me to work more quickly and decisively – which can only be a good thing. I’ve learnt a lot over the previous four paintings and can put that into operation with this one which also helps to speed things up a bit.

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Touching the Sky – Tocando el Cielo

Finished these two a week ago but didn’t have time to take the photos before I went away.

Terminé con estos dos hace una semana pero no tenía tiempo para hacer las fotos antes de irme de viaje.

handless maiden/doncella manca 3

Sumérgete (Submerge Yourself): handless maiden/doncella manca 3

handless maiden/doncella manca 4

Tocando el Cielo (Touching the Sky): handless maiden/doncella manca 4


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Almost finished – Casi terminados

Handless Maiden / Doncella Manca 4 - stage 5

Handless Maiden / Doncella Manca 4 - stage 5

Handless Maiden 3 & 4 are almost done. How weird that one day it seems like I’ve still got so much to do and then the next, I can suddenly see the end. 4 is more advanced than 3 so I’m going to concentrate all my energy into finishing that one first and, hopefully, seeing it done will give me renewed energy to finish the other one.

Los cuadros de la Doncella Manca 3 y 4 son casi listos ya. ¡Qué raro como un dia parece que todavía tengo un monton de hacer sobre ellos y el siguiente veo el final claramente! El 4 es más avanzado del 3 y voy a hacer un gran esfuerzo para terminar esto primero y  a ver si una vez cumplido esa meta, tengo energia renovada para terminar el otro.

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In the Process – Metido dentro del Proceso

Handless Maiden 4 stage 4

Handless Maiden 4 stage 4

One of the interpretations of the Handless Maiden story is that it is about finding or reconnecting with the creative process and this is one of the reasons the story appealed to me so much. What I hadn’t counted on was how much the process of interpreting the story was going to affect both my work and my way of working. As I work through the series I can see uncanny parallels between what is happening in the story and what is happening to my painting. Read the rest of this entry »

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Finding the thread – Encontrando el hilo

watercolour 13.5 cm x 8.5 cm

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working .

La inspiración existe, pero tiene que encontrarte trabajando.

Pablo Picasso

Last week was full of worldly concerns that left me virtually no time for art-making. I snatched a few moments to do this little watercolour one evening and mixed up some colours for my collages but that was about it. Now, the week stretches before me with plenty of painting time but a lot to get done, as I really need to finish both these collages by the end of the week. Read the rest of this entry »

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