Almost Black and White number 7

  • 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.

Working in the limited size of these pieces while also working on larger paintings on canvas at the same time had its advantages and drawbacks. The large surface allows for grand satisfying gestures of colour. The smaller works demand a less hurried approach. In fact the small pieces sometimes take more time. Here the large gesture seems to translate to the smaller scale very well. Have a look at larger pieces in this gallery. For example; number 14.

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