Archive for March, 2017

I went a little crazy with these ones as they play with one of my favourite things; mark making.  I used a mixture of brushes and old credit cards to smear the paint over the paper and then randomly scratched into the paint with different objects. The last two were made using the same colours only varying the layers working from light to dark paint layers in the first and then dark to light in the second:


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The idea behind this set was to play with both intuitive shapes and oil pastel as well as acrylic paint. Thin washes were used over oil pastel scribbling then thick areas of paint were added to solidify the composition all in slightly different ways playing with line, blended shapes (the first two) and finally bold areas of shape set out in pure colours:

I love how the oil pastel comes through the paint offering subtle changes in texture and interest thanks to the resistance it has. Which one is your favourite and why?

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Playing with ‘harder’ geometric shapes is something I don’t do very often. Naturally I tend to work with curves and flowing movement so for this set I tried to push myself to experiment with squares and rectangles. Two played with the same composition in separate studies where as the third layered and overlapped the shapes to create the composition:

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