Thursday, 24 September 2020

Exploring John Piper

Although I don't like working in sketchbooks I have been making concertina books recently and using these to explore a subject. I've found that the scrap material I've been using means I don't get precious about them and at about six double pages it means there's scope to play but I don't get bored or overfaced. And at the end I have a thing rather than a few bits on paper.

Last Christmas I received a beautiful book about John Piper which I've finally got round to reading. When I read about work I like I want to know how it's made as well as why so I chose several different paintings and tried interpreting sections of them in acrylic.