The “Wondrous Creatures” series was inspired by some of my paintings that are on pure linen with a transparent ground. I wanted to create something similar on raw canvas (because of its natural creamy beige colour) and with a limited colour scheme.
So all four pieces are abstracts with a limited soft tones colour palette. The background is an important part of the painting and shall partly stay free from colour.
The title came up during the painting process, as I discovered creatures (or figures) in each of the paintings - their sub titles are "Butterfly", "Man with Hat", "Looking back" and "Reclining Figure".
On a larger wall you can hang them in a square or they will look great side by side (maybe above a sideboard or table) - some examples are shown in the additional pics.
Painted on self-stretched canvas. The canvas is primed with a transparent ground. Mixed media paintings: ink, acrylic, marker and charcoal. Signed and dated on the back.
Varnished with a matt varnish (Lascaux with UV Protection). They are ready to hang with a white floating frame.
Each painting is 50 x 50 cm (19 x 19 in), with floating frame 54 x 54 cm (21 x 21 in).
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me!
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I find my inspirations in colours and materials - for example in a beautiful deep turquoise mountain lake or in the washed-out grey of concrete in a city. Based on such impressions and inspirations I commence my work and my artwork often comes to life in little series. Each painting is unique and the creation and development of each painting is a time consuming and slow process, usually lasting many weeks and in some cases up to a few months.
My paintings are acrylic mix paintings, for example, acrylic paint with charcoal, oil pastels, pencils, spray paint and many other artistic materials. I often combine these materials with natural materials and objects from nature (e.g., leaf seeds) as well as with ash, sand or building materials such as grout or plaster.
My pieces of art are created informally. Each step builds on the previous step, leaving room for chance but also for corrections and erasures, until the final finished artwork has evolved as a composition of colour, shape, texture and surface.
Due to the complexity of my paintings and the interplay of (collage) materials, my works are not simply one-dimensional, rather they entice the viewer not just to explore them with their eyes but also to touch them.
My works of art are informal; they are my personal expressions of my experiences and impressions and each piece of art is truly unique and only one of its kind.
Acrylic, ink and marker on self-stretched canvas