I’m sure a lot of you have been asking yourselves this very question for weeks. Some of you? One, maybe? Ok, none. Right. Well, shit, there goes my topic.
The work below typifies what I’ve been doing for years, but with added rain drops and clouds in an attempt to develop my style:
Lately, however, what’s coming out of studio Harrison is a lot of this:
I never set out to be a user of watercolours. I’ve always carried my travel tin (and by always, I mean only in the last four years) with me on holiday or around town. In an attempt to complete something, anything, given the small glimpses of work time I’m trying to dig out for myself, I have taken to my travel set and am setting out to create. These small sketches/paintings I can do in an hour and although they’re hardly different from what others are doing, at least I’ve accomplished something.
Basically, instead of fighting against where I am right now in my life, I am embracing it. I’m embracing sleepless nights as I hear her coughing in the next room. I’m embracing turning daily walks on well trodden paths into small adventures to try to hurry her along. I’m embracing my stacks of books and ploughing through baskets of laundry. So I can’t make time in my schedule to work on a piece that takes days, weeks even. Fine. Now let’s see where this step to the side leads.