Thursday, March 31, 2011

"Ruby and Hamish"
Acrylic on Canvas
60 x 90 cm

Original Sold

Had a lot of fun doing this one. Love the dragon and Pegasus totems for the two little fairy like stars of the painting - Ruby and Hamish. The textures are nice throughout and there is a LOT of paint on it. In some places I start by putting a few layers down then before it's quite dry I use thick paint over it again, without water, which kind of drags the brush and leaves great texture. I paint straight from the tub and blend on the canvas more or less.

Paint is fun when you lose the subject and the image and for a moment you're just in the paint, you could literally stay there for a long time - in no time, if you know what I mean. It took me a while to get to this point. For a long time it was just about filling in the image before I really discovered the meditative quality of painting. Time slowed down in the paint, then no thoughts and just there with the paint, seeking out the colours and texture and moving with it.

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