During the process of experiencing Part 4 over a very extended period I have really connected with a deep love of painting. I find it a form of expression that really works for me – and painting on a daily basis, leaving the work and returning to it at a later point to add layers creates the opportunity for surprising and exciting elements to occur – whether with composition, subject matter or colour. The paintings below are a beginning into my exploration of my inner self using paint.
This painting became this after many layers.
This painting became this with the final layer.
I now need to review patterns within my style of painting – are there symbols, shapes, structures that occur? Are there colours that I naturally am drawn to? Are there methods of creating certain marks (e.g. using zest-it) that I particularly like?
I have connected with a certain style of painting within these experiments, however, I would now like to further this work by incorporating impasto layers, layers with figurative finely detailed imagery and also layers incorporating geometric composition.
On reflection I can also see a certain repetitiveness to my mark making. I need to consider further my choice of brushes, mark making, pace, density of paint to broaden my abstract layer approach.