A few of my small canvases that i’ve made in the last few weeks, using metallic, acrylic inks, layered one over the other to get a translucent effect. It feels a bit like using watercolour, once a mark is down, it’s difficult to obscure. In some of the darker ones, i have built up layers and layers of more intense colour, giving them a much denser feel. I’m going to work on some more this week that combine both the lighter, airier paintings with the darker ones – day meets night if you like.
There’s no doubt that the Cornish landscape is seeping through into my work at the moment. The shapes, textures and colours that i see around me, seem to emerge in these paintings. A visit to some of the sub tropical gardens nearby this weekend, has inspired me too and is also working it’s way onto the canvas. Maybe a move away from the horizonal lines of land and sea, to more dynamic and organic shapes is how these works will progress. We shall see.
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