This large painting on unstretched canvas, stapled directly to the painting wall, is unusual for me. I’m not using cold wax medium, but instead oil with a liquid siccative added. This is a much wetter medium, so I am using brushes for a change instead of my usual squeegees, scrapers and rollers.
The painting was to a certain extent inspired by views like this, of Mount Errigal and the Aghlas, across the small strip of sea that separates Cruit Island from the mainland.
This painting is to me a natural step onwards from these three, on pre-stretched box canvas, made over the last few days
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There is a growing movement of artists, whatever their medium, refusing to be downcast by events on the current world stage
This is hope.
Keep 💙 painting
And be kind
I’m having some fun with process, using old unsuccessful painted canvasses to re-work, amend or completely paint over
These 2 canvases, each 80cm sq, were initially very different abstract paintings, but both had quite a lot of structure and quite large areas with earth and ochre colours. I have kept some of the initial areas but built up additional structures and much more detail
Here are the two separately:
And here is another, larger canvas. This one is 80 x 120cm and has much more tentative amendments – might not be quite finished yet
And I just mean in my studio!
I have been reworking some old canvases and completely repainting some too
These 2 above are each 80cm sq
Here they are with another one the same size and a 65cm one on the end
Here’s a bigger reworked piece
120cm plus it’s frame also painted over
Here’s a fuller view of my favourites (today anyway) – with a sort of invasion of pink
This one and the last one below are a bit odd, and maybe not totally successful. But they were an important challenge for me in terms of structure, form and process. Each 80 cm plus frame
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