Slow day so I doodled.
I had a day of painting whatever entered my mind at any particular moment. I was also challenged by my tutor to paint on a large-scale as I always limit myself to A0. So I painted on a scale of 210cm x 170cm. The ribbon was probably my subconscious wanting to paint fabric however yet again THE BUBBLES ARE BACK. This time they have managed to produce a sense of space in my painting that I’ve never experienced before. And my work rate is beginning to scare me, this painting only took a day to finish.
I felt liked painting a topic and for some reason death came instantly. Last year had to be the worst year for my family, we lost 5 members in a single year, all of whom I was really close to. I took into consideration the family members who have suffered the most from their loss and my grandma came into the centre of my thoughts. Not only has she lost her husband but in the same year she lost a son and a sister. My mother made a trip to support her during the memorial, she took lots of pictures and in every single picture she had this low sinking facial expression. She looked like she had a lot of emotions going at once. I feel that my FMP (final major project) will consist a lot of portraits of her and somehow the bubbles managed to slip into this painting too.