Ivory-teal, light the world in your suspense and mystery
About this artwork
I work from found and created photographs and film stills. At first glance I was immediately taken by the sense of freedom, reflections and light in this image... it represented elation, freedom, breaching, and renewal to me.
This painting is painted using professional artist acrylic paints and mediums from Matisse, Golden, and Liquitex Professional Spray Paint. Japanese Rice Paper has been collaged to the canvas prior to painting the image - creating an impression of movement to the surface of the painting. The painting is finished with a Matisse Polymer Satin Varnish which protects the surface with a smooth finish.
As with most of my paintings I paint in layers - the background using action painting techniques - pouring, dripping, splashing paint and involving my body in the painting process rather than just the paint brush. The figure was created using pop art techniques and stencils, and a further layer of hand painting brought the foreground and background together. My palette is lovely and bright in this painting, mostly consisting of complementary colours of teal, blues, purples, and orange.
I particularly love this piece - the colour and the uplifting subject - and hope you like it to.
Professionally stretched canvas, collaged with Japanese Rice Paper, signed on the back, ready to hang and enjoy!