an orchid selection box

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magenta & gold

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2 postcard sized pieces on watercolour paper c.10 x 15cm

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& 3 pieces c. A4 sized (32 x25cm)
from a group of 11 works on paper in gold and magenta oil with cold wax medium just completed.
An experiment included in the process this time of painting a layer of crimson house paint ( matt emulsion) above the gesso priming layer and below the first layer of magenta oil and wax. I am pleased with the result that the scraped lines have a more solid red effect than if they scraped right through to the paper because the emulsion is so opaque and has such dense coverage

dark orchids

the next (final?) stage of the painted over panels

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they started like this, with a new bottom layer (over the previously painted panels) or rich alizarin crimson

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then powder pigment, mark making, blues and turquoises laid over with a squeegee

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then finally a few more layers of darker colours and a touch of gold

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2 details, one from each panel

ABSTRACT BRITAIN: HEPWORTH TO HODGKIN │ Higgins, Bedford → 27 September 2015

an amazing treasure trove of video interviews with British abstract artists, thank you so much ASHORTSPELL.com I very rarely reblog but this is too wonderful to miss

A ŚORT SPEL

GALLERY

ARTISTS INCLUDE
Gillian Ayres, Robyn Denny, Barbara Hepworth, Howard HodgkinPeter LanyonBen Nicholson, Victor Pasmore, Bridget Riley, William Scott

“In Britn, Abstraẋn wz nvr a sngl muvmnt, bt a dazlñ vrayti v stîlz bî ātists hu yzd nonfiğṛtv rpṛzentešn fr vri dfṛnt rīznz”

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