After reading a similar post on Casey Klahn's blog, The Colorist, I thought I'd borrow his idea of choosing 12 of my favourite paintings that I produced this year. The process of curating and jurying your own work gives you a more critical eye for composition, value and colour. It can be difficult to step back from your own work and be objective, but whittling down the pieces through a series of slide shows, the same way as any juried work would be selected, helped me make my choices.
So here is my selection, not in any ranked order. Its a bit of an eclectic bag, but aquatics seems to push its way to the front somehow. As always, there are other pieces that didn't make the grade, but that I enjoy on various levels. Its a good exercise to go through and I'd highly recommend it. What you thought may be your favourites may not be once you've really examined them.
Do you have a favourite among them?
The Edge of Freedom