Layering Until the Wholeness is Found

Working on a series of layered works – this is the first of six ‘Impermanence’ landscapes.

 

Impermanence #01 | Acrylic & Carbon on Paper | 45cm x 45cm

Inspiration from Tapies & Tate Britain

Recent experiments on different ‘grounds’ including found MDF offcuts which has been particularly good to work with for scratching and marking – following a visit to Tate Britain ‘Prints and Drawings Room’ to view two Antoni Tapies works.

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Untitled, Acrylic Paint on MDF, 25cm x 18cm

 

Recently Exhibited

At my recent group show these three were exhibited – the second of which was sold.  The theme was landscape, but not representational.  The feeling of being out in the wild enjoying the challenge of escape.

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Composite #4-6, 2016, Acrylic on Cartridge Paper, 59cm x 26cm

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Composite #1-6, 2016, Acrylic on Cartridge Paper, 59cm x 26cm

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Composite #3-6, 2016, Acrylic on Cartridge Paper, 59cm x 26cm

Abstract Landscape

Taking the idea of a place in a landscape and translating this feeling into a painting.  Many layers and reworking until the right look develops to the point of being complete.  Approximately A2 size and format, acrylic and carbon on paper.

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Layering, Line, Wash, & Gesture

Been recently experimenting with layering with washes of different shades, adding lines (with carbon), some with collage of off-cuts of old watercolour paper – deciding on how to move along with the development of the work.

Somewhere Out There

Somewhere Out There | Acrylic & Carbon on Paper | 45cm x 45cm

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Untitled No. 1 | Acrylic & Carbon on Paper | 40cm x 57cm

070716#02Untitled No. 2 | Acrylic & Carbon on Paper with Collage | 40cm x 57cm

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Untitled No. 3 | Acrylic & Carbon on Paper with Collage | 40cm x 57cm

Landscape …Over Collage | #02

The second of two experiments, layer upon layer over a collage of work (an old Matisse calendar!). The challenge was finding the image within the layers and developing and uncovering the motif as the process went on.

 

 

Landscape …Over Collage | #01

Collaged some old images from an expired calendar, over-painted, scratched, over-painted, drew, marked – the cycle continued for 10+ visits, ending with some marks that became the final landscape…