I think it is far to say that my portrait painting has hit a bit of a crises – somewhere along the way I seem to have lost my sense of adventure and reversed into something I am not and as usual the painting never lies. These three paintings I made back in 2012 have more power and immediacy than the work I am producing at the moment.
Again the digital work from 2013 has a passion and interest that is also missing from the latest paintings. So what to do? Is there something wrong with what I am now making or is it just a case of too much Christmas fare has made me just a little maudlin about what I do?
So what to do about all this? Why have I started making some really boring works? It really is a recent thing and I am not sure how to get out of this funk. I guess the only way is just to knuckle down and paint my way out of things. “Oh the pain Will Robinson..the pain the pain.”