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

 

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

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

 

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

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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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

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.

 

 

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…