Thursday, August 28, 2014

Two Recent Works

Lead Out, 2014, oil on wood, 30 x 30cm

Trackwork at Flemington, 2014, 20.5 x 37cm, oil on MDF

Here are two recent paintings I've had framed. It's not long to go until my exhibition at Charles Nodrum Gallery, from 16th Oct - 8th Nov. These are not large paintings as the dimensions confirm and the horses in the second painting are just a few centimetres square. I am always amazed at how tiny Degas' horses are and he rarely worked on a large scale when he made his racing pictures. Sometimes a small image invites you to go right up to it and take pleasure in the detail and perhaps there's a sense of intimacy on a small scale even though the subject matter is a bustling early morning at the track.