Life drawing. On the theme of Samuel Beckett.

On the theme of Samuel Beckett (PUSH).
Acrylic, pencil, and oil paint. 70 x 92cm. 26 November – January 2021.
This work had a lot of thought and time put into it. I treated it as a commission from a patron, researching and taking notes to make a multi layered painting. I joked that it was fitting that the painting I was making was an essay in failure! Enjoyable. It’s also closer to home, without meaning it to be. The work limped to a stop, the closed (golden) notebook was the last touch.

Here’s a ‘key’ for the painting:
Remaking and revision until the work being left
Mistakes on top of mistakes
Concious seperation from the viewer
Vision or the lack of vision
Putting the creator on a pedestal
Handsomeness and it’s part in lasting fame
Quality and it’s opposite
Growth and inevitably, death
A soiled nature
A closed notebook
Unreadable and unknowable text
A ribbon of tape and two rocks, as symbols for Krapp’s Last Tape and Waiting For Godot
A sealed room
A sly, black humour

Details, showing the different textures and layers.

The original life study, sketches and notes, the work in progress, reference images. I watched and listened to Waiting For Godot and listened to the In Our Time episode and different biographical programs. All interesting and enjoyable in their own way.

About Trevor Mill

This is my work. Art & Design. The fruits of my labour. Commissions / projects welcome.
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