I would like to share with you my latest work and show you stages of its making.
December 2014/ January 2015
Inspiration: Clitheroe, the Courtyard
This town is still full of surprises to me as scenes appear in front of my eyes unexpectedly and I can swear I may have never seen them before – well, not in this light, not with this texture, not in those colours.
The urge to transfer the view on a canvas is following me all the time, impatiently emerging in my head where the painting process have already began. I need to be taking thousand of pictures!
It is the scariest thing – to face an empty, white canvas. Not for long … soon the coloured pencil scratches it bringing the outlines of shapes and marking the colours I am going to use .
Next, come inks. I love using inks for its outstanding colour brilliancy. Something the acrylics would never give me.
Then, the enamel.. in variety of colours! The beauty of enamel is the line which allows to emphasise important places such as light streaks on the verge of a windowsill or the pattern of the bricks or slates in the shadows. And it changes the picture into something surreal, magical: exactly what I have imagined: the real and unreal, joined together in perfect union to bring joy, happy thoughts and excitement.
The Couryard, inks and enamel on canvas.
50cm / 70 cm.
Original is available to buy at the Cheesie Tchaikovsky in Clitheroe (previous Lee Carter House) at a price of £220.
High quality Giclee Print on art paper, 50cm/70cm only £35 !
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Many thanks for looking.
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Great work and doubly of value with the great explanations and remarks on technique in the blog.
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