Yesterday was about establishing the palette and bringing in the ideas about image and location from the novel. Today was about bringing unity and simplification to the painting, finding a balance of shapes and colour. After trying a few things out on Photoshop, I was In the studio early morning. The orange was deepened and brought round to the left side, butting up against a new dense green triangle, top-left. Gone were chimney pots and superficial gesture. The drawing inside the the labyrinth was also refined and we have a new title:'1981', my first year at art college...



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The first session...lunch. A novel where a serial-killer is not the main news...,