This week I chat through developments on my new large abstract oil paintings on canvas.
My in-progress large abstract oil paintings on canvas have behaved a lot better this week than last week! In this video I chat through their development and the importance of experimentation on a painting in progress- you have to embrace the failure as well as the developments, it took me a while to figure that one out!
These large abstract oil paintings on canvas will be available in a couple of weeks’ time. Please get in touch for a studio visit and if you are not in the London area I can send you a video detail of a painting or do a video call. In the meantime, I have two small paintings left from the beginning of this series of works. You can find out more about them here. Please pop me an email if you have any questions.
Other Large Abstract Oil Paintings
Background to my Live Studio Updates:
When Covid-19 arrived in the UK all of my upcoming exhibitions, art fairs and arts facilitation roles were either cancelled or postponed. If Covid has taught me anything it’s the importance of proactivity and self-resilience. If I had no way to physically show my paintings then I had to work out an alternative. I had a small online presence through my website and Instagram account but wasn’t very sure how to use either. However, I saw these platforms as a way to keep my work moving during the pandemic and to get my paintings seen.
I did an overhaul of my website (ongoing!), began to be more active on my Instagram and started a YouTube channel. I began speaking live every Wednesday from my studio about what was happening, what work I was making, the ethos of my painting practice and all the realities of life as an artist. This was one of the hardest things to do however, this practice each Wednesday has proved to be one of the best decisions I’ve made over the last year or so- yae!
Building Virtual Art Relationships
Through chatting and sharing directly from my art studio I’ve connected with first-time art buyers as well as seasoned art collectors around the world. I’ve had lots of positive feedback but the main thing I keep hearing is it’s great to see what goes into making a painting rather than just buying the finished artwork.
I share the materials I use, why I use them, painting techniques and how I build a painting. Also because abstraction can sometimes be viewed as an inaccessible area of art people tell me they’ve enjoyed learning about this genre as I also share artists who have influenced my work and any exhibitions I go to (when I can!)
I love that people can now buy my original abstract paintings online direct from me while building a virtual art relationship. As these videos have become an integral part of what I do, I’ve decided to start sharing them on my website in my creative journal posts as it opens up my work to you. If you can’t come and visit me at an exhibition or in my painting studio at least now you can see & hear all about what I’m making and how I’m making it!
If you have any questions or comments, please do get in touch as it’s always a pleasure to hear from people interested in my paintings. Sign up to my newsletter (via website) for sporadic updates, preview access to new paintings, free shipping & a few nice surprises in between – let’s start a conversation! Many thanks, Aisling