Sometimes I find myself battling with an idea for an extended period of time, searching for that visual solution fits the various components that I want to include. It can go on for weeks or months without anything significant coming out of it all. That was kind of the state of things towards the end of last year, but then suddenly things started to change and develop and suddenly the possibilities seem endless. Technically it is not quite a return to the Renaissance ‘tondo’ painting, but a ring painting is as close as I have even been.
It is at moments like this I feel I could do with an assistent to make my rather time consuming round canvases. But without such help it is simply a question of getting on as best as is possible.