FURTHER SIGHTINGS - Fane Flaws

Black Barn Gallery - July 26th - Aug 7th 2007

I was offered a show at Black Barn with very short notice. I had been thinking about making more bird paintings on a larger scale in oils and I had already made a series of gouache studies, so I decided to go-hard and make the new paintings quickly.

I spent a fortune on canvas, and was completely broke when I stumbled
onto a job-lot of tube oils in a junk shop. I bought them (despite the warning bells
clanging madly) and began to paint like forty bastards. After three weeks the underpainting was still not dry. I tried everything. Sun and wind in the daytime, banks of heaters at night, but I could not get the tacky surface to settle - it was the dodgy titanium white. By this time I was beginning to fret. It was three weeks to the opening.

I gingerly put another set of large canvases on my account and started from scratch in acrylics, working like a zombie. Bron and I hung the big paintings butted up against each other like cartoon panels and I remember the look on her face when I said -”We need to leave a space here - there’ll one more tomorrow.” The
last one was finished at 4a.m. the morning of the opening.

Every painting from this series is now sold - must be something about the birds.

Fane Flaws August 2007

 

Bird with Totem (acrylic on canvas) 1360 x 1360 mm - (sold)

 

Bird Party (acrylic on canvas) 1360 x 1360 mm - (sold)

 

Bird With Chimneys (acrylic on canvas) 1360 x 1360 mm - (sold)

 

Bird With Kitchen Stool (acrylic on canvas) 1360 x 1360 mm - (sold)

 

Self Portrait With Bird (acrylic on canvas) 1000 x 1000 mm - (sold)

 

 

Bird With Treasure (acrylic on canvas) 1000 x 1830 mm - (sold)

 

Bird With Coffee Pot (acrylic on canvas) 1000 x 1000 mm - (sold)

 

Bird Party (Framed Gouache Study) 345 x 360 mm - (sold)

Bird With Coffee Pot (Framed Gouache Study) 345 x 360 mm - (sold)

Bird With Kitchen Stool (Framed Gouache Study) 345 x 360 mm - (sold)

Bird With Timber Painting (Framed Gouache Study) 345 x 360 mm - (sold)

Pimp With Bird (Framed Gouache Study) 345 x 360 mm - (sold)

Bird With Friut (Framed Gouache Study) 345 x 360 mm - (sold)

Bird With Chimneys (Framed Gouache Study) 345 x 360 mm - (sold)

Bird With Shadowboard (Framed Gouache Study) 345 x 360 mm - (sold)

Striped Abstract With Bird (Framed Gouache Study) 345 x 360 mm - (sold)

Bird With Machine (Framed Gouache Study) 345 x 360 mm - (sold)

Bird With Chillcott Vase (Framed Gouache Study) 345 x 360 mm - (sold)

Self Portrait With Bird (Framed Gouache Study) 345 x 360 mm - (sold)

Primitive Subconscious With Bird (Framed Gouache Study) 345 x 360 mm - (sold)

Bird With Totem (Framed Gouache Study) 345 x 360 mm - (sold)

Bird With Treasure (Framed Gouache Study) 345 x 360 mm - (sold)