Journey to complete works
Sometimes it can be a long journey to complete a work. Some paintings seem to take on a path of their own and I just follow on. I try many things to achieve a certain texture, light or atmosphere.
Looking at the first image here;..scene 1.. on canvas, 24 x 20ins, I was’nt happy that it captured the scene in the way I wanted to present it.
In scene 2 I still was’nt happy with it.
Got my rags ready..scene 3…don’t they look artistic?!…spilled some thinned paint on the still wet painting..
Scene 4…what a glorious mess!..no wonder I’m always covered in oil stains!
In scene 5 I press the rags on the image to soak up some of the excess fluid and some interesiting shapes show up. Yes!..
Scene 6 is more like it. I can never predict what will happen with this method but it is good fun and I can manipulate it a bit to capture the Connemara landscape…sometimes, if I’m lucky!!