'Artists are gnostics, and practise what the priests think is long forgotten.' - Hugo Ball

Monday, 21 July 2008

Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.

Michaelangelo

Wednesday, 16 July 2008


Silbury Harvest
© Sue Wookey


I've had a completely mad week re-painting all the mythical/symbol inspired paintings I do. I've been trying to source a printer and looking at them again I realised that a) they were too small to make the size posters I want and b) they are pathetic and I can do a lot better. So I've reworked every single one of them - 7 paintings in 7 days. A bit like creating the world only with more angst and no Sunday. In the process I've covered everything with paint, lost my dining table (AKA my studio...) under a sea of debris and pretty much forgotten to eat at any time that I should. And I've hardly been out of the house.

Yesterday I thought they were all wonderful. Today I realise that they are all c***. Such is art....


Sleep
© Sue Wookey

This is ironically called 'Sleep' something I've had very little of this week with all these paintings floating around in my head.

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Well, I've reached the point where I'm trying to sort out the products - posters and cards - that I want to sell on the website. Up until now I never seriously considered that this would be difficult compared to all the techy and business stuff, but I've been in an agony of indecision ever since I started. How big should the posters be? A3 A2? Are they really posters or art prints? What text should go on them? How big should that be? How do I solve the square picture (why on earth do I always paint square pictures) on a rectangular poster riddle. I could of course make the posters square but it's a bit hard on buyers looking for a cheap ready-made framing option. So far the poster design has gone through 4 incarnations and I'm not done yet, but here is how one would look so far....


© Sue Wookey, Galley Hill Art

Watch this space. It could be anything by the end of the week.