Morning, Vines

‘Morning, Vines’
Oil on Canvas
36 x 48cm
© The Artist.

Wet, rainy here in the Dordogne these last two weeks. Been doing all those jobs that free up time in the summer for teaching, exhibiting & painting. Most importantly, my tax returns.

‘slower paintings’

And finishing off ‘slower paintings’ in the studio such as the above ‘Morning, Vines’ from 2006. How does one date this type of painting? They need a long, slow ‘fermentation’, where they are not looked at & are out of sight for a year or two before their finishing stages become apparent. Should I date it from 2006 or 2008? Their start or their finish? Which cycle of work do they belong to? Now or then?