Sea Fingers is another painting which was started & completed in the same day. Continuing with the theme of imaginative seascapes with vibrant, hot rocks, I've made another expressive painting. The sea in this artwork is quite expressive and the shapes remind me of fingers, particularly the blue section of sea which swims directly underneath the hot, burning orange rock. I like this, it feels as if the ocean has a lot to say!
I enjoy collecting old photographs. Part of my photography collection contains vintage polaroid photographs, and I hugely enjoy looking at the faded, distressed textured quality that these pictures frequently have. It is as if the rawness of the images are memories; old photographs feel to me like the way we remember things. Rose tinted glasses, soft focus, and with a huge sense of nostalgia. I've therefore tried to capture a sense of this with 'Sea Fingers', and made elements of the painting raw and distressed, particularly at the top right hand side ~ please see the detailed images.
Ampersand Claybord panels are eco friendly. The artwork has been sprayed with a museum quality satin varnish to protect the colours from fading.
This artwork is on a very thin panel with painterly drips on the edges. In order to be hung it will need to be framed ~ please see the images.
Gouache, ink, coloured pencil & pastel on Ampersand Panel