Almost Black and White number 4


  • Medium: Oil on paper (300gm Fabriano Artistico)
  • Size: 56 x 65 cm
  • Date: 16 July, 2018
  • Frame: yes
  • Shipping container: box



Images of the mind are impossible to tie down. They change the moment I begin to make marks on the painting surface. The marks themselves begin suggesting something else. The numbers (as titles) do not indicate the order in which the works were made. They serve as designations only. I believe that the use of numbers in place of titles should prevent the viewer searching for a subject.

This piece went through many iterations before I felt I had come vaguely close to the original mind image. It demanded colours that could only be found in some coloured artist’s inks in addition to the mixture of black and Prussian Blue oil paint. The inks are pigment based so are as permanent as then oil paint.

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