This painting is a response to my walking and cycling in the landscape and visiting and exploring places - collecting material from the landscape to use in my paintings, drawings and prints. Soil, rocks, scrapings from objects are added to binders, turning material into printing ink, drawing ink and paint to use in my painting.
Water is collected from various areas also, from rivers, streams, wells, the sea, rain, snow etc. and kept in bottles ready to pour into my trays to perform a shamanic dance of material and fluid to reform material into an image, utilising the elements and the natural flow of water, oil and turpentine as they find the path of least resistance, forming an image that can become anything through little interaction.
The paintings explore the concept of forming images through a Zen like process, allowing materials to behave in their own way with the interaction of the artist coming from the adding of material to the mix and then watching forms appear and reform toward a point it feels right to stop the process and allow the image to dry.
In this image the industrial pigment Indian Yellow is added to the mix, and through the restrictions set by the added binders and liquids, the pigment formed into what appears to take on the appearance of lichen as seen on the many rocks one sees on a country walk or growing on the stonework of old building in a village or town.
[Note: The image presented is not sold framed, however the framed images show how it will look in a box frame measuring 27 x 22 x 4cm. A frame can be produced for the image. If you require a frame pls DM me and we can arrange a quote.]
Rock Pigments on Postcard, Board, Binders, Liquids, Varnish