Acrylic on paper 12″ x 16″
I am still making work, and am excited by this series of bright paintings. One of the things I am curious about is the way that the type of paint I use changes the way I paint. When I use acrylic, my style is more spontenous, sketchier and brighter. When I use oil, I am more careful, more detailed and more sombre.
I can also be more playful with acrylic, for example in this I have used natural sponge to create the effect of splashes of floral colour and foliage. In ‘Nets’ below, I used a textured medium for the beach. It’s good to be playing again.
It’s nice not to have the stresses of projects etc!! And yes it is fun to play – It’ll be really interesting to see where you take your ‘memory’ works long term.