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Japanese Circle Set 四 is the fourth painting in a set a micro-scenes.
What the artist calls 'circlescpaes'. A collection of paintings working within a small circle.
It is reflective of the scenery the artist experienced while walking in The Kitaazumi District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Over a winter/spring and has been the focus of his new paintings.
In this piece, the artist has used analog photomontage working with spliced sections of photographs he took while on location to create this micro landscape.
This is the first piece the artist has created that could be described as a collage.

In 四 the artist has used cut birch trees, focused on the bark and trunks of the trees. A motive Gillies has used often over his previous works.

The circle area was painted using Japanese watercolor paints to create a circle of soft blue with a tint of green. It's a very calming turquoise.

The outer rim of the circle has a hand-drawn irregularity to its edge as the artist explores making the center look like a stamp or a print.
The background is flat white which makes the center circle really 'pop'.

The painting has a coating of clear epoxy resin, giving it a high gloss finish. A surface the artist has intended for his works for many years, this is the first collection to receive the treatment.

The color tones are turquoise blue across the inner circle, stippled at different levels to create tones within.
The background is flat white.
The birch tree photographs are from a forest near Hakuba, Kitaazumi District, Nagano Prefecture in the Japanese Alps region.

Depending on the picture the artist usually does not sign the front unless it can be disguised or hidden in the picture. This picture has a very minimal nature, so is signed on the reverse.

The painting comes ready to hang in a hand-painted white wooden frame.

Materials used:

Watercolours / Epoxy Resin

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Japanese Circle Set 四 (2018)


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