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Forsythia, study

30 x 30cm, acrylic on canvas. Framed size 43 x 37cm.


In Forsythia, study,  I am distilling, on paper and with paint, what matters most to me in a painting. I'm enjoying the challenge of stripping back extraneous detail, working out how to best use line, design and colour to communicate my joy in experiencing the subject.


Colour first, followed by texture, finally the subject. Makes me smile.


Distilling the overload of sensory information into a few simple brush strokes, choosing colours that enhance the line,  I hope shows the essence of many years of art practice. How the paint works and is applied, time spent of studying and tuning into the marks and colors that resonate with my creative practice.


Forsythia, study