This painting explored mixing organic forms with masked areas to create straight forms resonating with manmade forms. The painting is built up through layers of imagery, one on top of the other, obscuring and revealing parts as well as exploring ideas based in Modernist painting.
I wanted to create an image that juxtaposed the natural forms of the body, hands and heads with the manmade forms of the straight line against the wiggly reality of nature.
This painting uses water-based oil paints (artisan) and was an experiment in their use to create transparent layers of colour.
Water-based Oil Paint on Linen