Delicious strokes of colour flat against a textured background. There is something delicious about the way the colour fuses together. Being summertime the light hits the land straight in, striking light through the trees and creating dense shadows. Bright sparky colours bounce through the vistas.
In Sligo, I was given a chance to create a series of works on canvas. I approached this as an exercise in exploring a technique. I wanted to fully engage in the process of applying three distinct layers in various colour combinations. The works are made up of three components; the white texture background, followed by the messy spirited splash, and finally the slow strong gradient stroke. The slow steady application of the stoke, after the uninhibited gestural splash forces me to shift my thinking, and my hand-eye co-ordination. Each component is intuitive - moving between complete abandon and frenzied focus.
Sure it’s that time of year again when days roll together and time seems to flit past in an instant. The hours spent in deep concentration working on these pieces will mark the presence of being in Sligo at this moment.
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