A fresh start...
After my studio clear-out I have enjoyed
stocking up on new canvas and paint.
I began mark-making on a 2 large
canvases using bright colours.
The painting would go through several stages.
Here is the first part...
they are drying on the easel before the next move.
I will describe the journey of the one on the right.
Random marks give me a start.
Many layers will be applied and scraped back
revealing the colours beneath.
I call it Creation-Destruction-Creation.
Turning the canvas around I added more shapes
and colour taking the painting further.
It still needed some work to tease out a
composition with a sense of purpose.
At present it is a jumble of colour.
Below is the finished painting.
‘Gathering blackberries up the lane’
Oils and cold wax medium on canvas.
I added and subtracted until I reached a
point where I was happy with the design.
Being brave and taking risks is part of the process.
I feel the piece is calmer now
and although there are three distinct sections,
the scratchings add some differences.
The focus is really the central part...
A mini landscape.
Imagination plays a large part in my work.
There are no fixed rules and no photos.
My landscapes are purely fictional
but the title suggests a day in the countryside.
put into words what I aim for...
When I am in a painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. It is only after a sort of 'get acquainted' period that I see what I have been about. I have no fears about making changes, destroying the image, etc, because the painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through. It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well.
Oils and cold wax medium on canvas
Until next time...
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