Tag: experimenting

UN SANDPIPER

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Here is one of my attempts at creating something without a specific subject matter. It seems to me that to create something emotive and effective without a direct visual message is very difficult, far more difficult than creating an image full of opaque signifiers.

Originally intended to be a part two of my sandman painting (see Work In Progress #Z), I ended up reacting to my friend Craig’s conversation and began improvising with oil paint smudged on a plastic cd sleeve, followed by some vigorous sanding (so very vigorous) and some different shades of white in the middle. I really enjoy looking at it, and it is very difficult not adding more, and for that reason I will not add anymore, good or bad, it will forever remain an experiment in simplicity.

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WORK IN PROGRESS #Y

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Waiting for some of my previous painting to dry, so I started a new one today. I had a stronger concept of what I wanted to do, now that the basics are down I’m going to carry on improvising over the top.

I love the way the paint begins to look when you repaint the parts thicker with a slightly varied colour, so that will be the next step. I’m also trying to blend colours as little as possible with this one, which would be easier with acrylic, but I much prefer working with oil.