Saturday, 6 September 2014

Free Expression

After spending much of my time in August painting images of London in my photorealistic style it's refreshing to be breaking out into the splash art style once again.

I love painting London and it's one of my major themes, but it is very labour intensive. The results are spectacular clearly demonstrating the impressive buildings of our capital city and they create a powerful presence in any interior design.

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I now feel an urge to break free... at least for a short while it's time to move to the opposite end of the style spectrum and create some abstract works base on my splash art style. A complete change allowing for free expression in shape form and colour. It's great to be literally throwing paint at a canvas rather than concentrating on the detail.

This style of work looks very random and easy, however in order to gain a tonal balance across the whole painting it is actually quite difficult. The effect is built up from several layers of colour painted at varying stages of drying over a number of days. It is still a very free and loose technique however and a complete change to be able to express myself in such an abstract way.