Stages of a Painting

Here’s one of my first paintings of the new year. I’ve photographed it as I’ve been painting so I can show you the process so far.

I often start with a simple automatic drawing, which I use as a base to start my painting/collage. Then I choose a line or a shape to begin.I build from there, but don’t necessarily like what I see straight away, it just feels good.I often collage with paper that I’ve prepared previously.I always try and think of new ways to express myself or emphasise a part of the painting in a certain way and I try different ways of applying the paint as you can see in this section here.This is where I’ve got so far but things may well change! 🙂  

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Afternoon Sun

These two pieces of work I am very pleased with I have enter for the art prize at The Holt Festival. I’m quite excited, confident and nervous about it, but what ever happens I’m happy with my work. 🙂

Afternoon Sun #1 & 2 – Acrylic and collage on board