What do you see when you look out of the car? When there are trees, you see vertical and diagonal patterns but your brain is confused as you flash past. They flicker, they merge, they separate. It's relatively easy to paint trees when you're stationary. You can do it with the back of a brush! But how to convey that magical movement and speed? I have used a combination of careful underpainting and not-quite-random splash marks, and placed collaged strips on top so there is a slightly 3-D effect. This is quite dramatic at night with the right lighting; the painting has a different life by day (it glows) and by night (it has a mysterious quality).
The painting is one of a pair - they work separately but are stunning as a duo!
water-based paints, silver leaf, relief collage on board
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