This was more an exercise in learning how to use charcoal pencils rather than creating a still life!! Having now learnt how messy it can be it has not deterred me from exploring the use of pencils in the future once I have more time to spend on my art and I have cleared up the current mess I made with this one [thank you Ben Nicholson once again!!].
The backboard was undercoated in texture medium then dry brush painted before the shapes were created with medium and hard charcoal pencils.
Set behind glass in a shallow wood box frame finished in white - 29" x 21" x 2"
With time for my art at a premium I have been turning back the clock and working on a piece which was a style that I created almost at the beginning of my new career. The style and pieces I created back in 2009 were well received and I was fortunate to sell each piece which left me with very little to refer to. I had always thought that I had abandoned the style a little too soon and look forward to developing it further with what I hope to be a little more ability acquired since 2009!!!
A funny but satisfying experience in trying to remember just how I did them and I am pleased with this 2018 version.
Lyme Regis 2018
Various paints on board and set behind glass in my trademark shallow box frame and the framed piece measures 29" x 23" x 2"
This piece presents work in the style of two of America's greatest abstract expressionists Ellsworth Kelly and Jackson Pollock - I have named it 'Order & Chaos'. The 'Kelly' sided is alternate raised board finished in the same colours used in the.....well chaotic 'Pollock' side!!!
Set in a real wood box frame behind glass and measures 33" x 25" x 2"
I have attempted a few of these in the past and it is fair to say that time erases the memory of just how much mess it creates!! However now finished this weekend I shall be spending much of my time repainting the walls and ceiling !!
Set behind glass in a real wood frame which is finished in black with gold detail.
In between working on a commission and creating some new work for my 'Breaking the Edge' series I decided to let fly with the paint in the manner of Jackson Pollock! The images are excerpts of two sides of the piece which will be set in the frame shown - until the paint dries I am unable to stand it vertically or set it in the frame!!