Sunday, 9 March 2014

A red Behemoth. Sections, Sept 2013, Acrylics on canvas 76.5cm x 122cm

Sections of colour is all there is here. A lengthy work process containing several layers of paint gave the surface a notable texture, but the linear manner with which the colour aligns itself stands in opposition to this  textural element. The large size of the canvas played a significant role in how colours were chosen an apportioned. This was an early work that taught me a great deal about aspects that since has become central to my painting. The paint was applied with palette knife and scrapers, so a measure of irregularity exists on the picture plane. As one of many in a series, this work remains my primus inter pares.

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