A study of a cloud in May, 2016.
Painted in oil on a 20 x 16" wooden panel.
Both Sides Now Series 2016.
This painting is built up of layers using various techniques, exploring ways in which oil paint interacts when applied in different ways. Built up with a series of glazes in striking ultramarine blue, areas of the painting are then removed with paint thinner and various shaped brushes to create intricate detail. The front of the painting has then been high gloss varnished to bring out the colour and finer detail.
This series of paintings, inspired by clouds, aims to capture a moment which is brief but beautiful and inspiring.
The techniques used and discovered while creating these more abstract works also go on to influence my portraiture work.
wooden panel, oil paint, varnish