The main concerns with my practise are with what I can achieve with a limited material bass, i.e. by only using previous paintings as a sauce of material.
With this material I have gone from painting the view from my bedroom window ‘a tree’ to painting an imaginary cityscape.
I use Acrylic and Gloss paint on MDF board I find the contrasts in these paint work well together one being matt and the other being gloss. I'm also finding out that you can get some good affects with the paint when you sand back the paint when using an electric sander.
I find working on a large scale suits my work better and enjoy the challenge of creating large-scale painting's.
I enjoy working on a painting for a couple of mouths at a time if I am not happy with it then I will sand it back and start again painting over the previous painting and sanding again and on and on, until I am happy with the results.
In a way when I start a painting I pretty much know what I am going to paint I have a good plan but as I go along the painting kind of takes on a life of it's own, but I do still hold on to the key's, I thick you need to, I have to have them other wise I wouldn't know what I was doing and for me that doesn't work.
Bedroom Wndow 1
Gloss on MDF - 200x280cm
Bedroom Window ‘White’
Acyclic and Gloss on MDF board - 294x234cm