I have been working on A LOT some small paintings at once – for me – considering I usually have only one painting at a time on the go. This is partly because I am painting small scale for a particular exhibition, and partly because I thought it would be an opportunity to experiment a bit more – swimmers in actual paint is a new thing for me, and the addition of metal leaf is something I have been trying to find a place for in my recent paintings as well, so it was a chance to try out several variations and see where it went without being too intimidated by a massive investment of time if I messed it all up.
The size is about 4 inches square. The media are gouache, watercolour, metal leaf in gold, palladium and aluminium, and occasionally attacking the paintwork with a scalpel, which is always fun.
So here are a few work-in-progress photos. Better photos of each painting (or at least the ones I like best) to come later. This is a size that I find slightly challenging but I’ve had so much fun with this lot I may do another few. Perhaps some above water. And I think I probably learned some stuff. So, with few explanations, sorry, here are the photos:
Nancy – these tiny pieces of work are simply beautiful!
Will any of them be for sale?
Hi Maggie, yes they will. I need to reserve 3 for a particular exhibition and one of the girls I have painted is interested in the ones that are of her, so I shall give her first refusal, but there will be some for sale. Also, I think I will paint a few more, I think that being able to experiment on a small scale was good. I’ll post up what I have for sale when I have decided which are!