This is just a detail section of a painting currently in progress where I’ve incorporated actual pieces of the natural surroundings I draw from onto the surface. Colours are that bit brighter in this piece and from a personal level, that is very significant.
This is a recent painting where I brought some bits I’ve gathered from the forest floors while out walking. I wanted to bring the outside surroundings back to my studio for some recent paintings that I am working on. The gathering of such things like pine needles, bits of twigs, broken up pine cones and dried dead leaves were placed on the surface of the canvas before I painted over it. I used the bits I’ve gathered as a way of sketching out the composition on the canvas which changed the structure in places as the painting progressed.
Here is a short video put together by Signal Arts Centre of all finalists including my work showing at tomorrow nights official opening of the exhibition. My paintings ‘Memory Loss’ and ‘Here One Day’ will be on show here until August 16th.