Tuesday, 26 June 2007
Textured Wall no 1, pastel on board, 50x70cm
This is the first of so far three paintings on wall textures. Most of my paintings until recently have been landscapes with relatively little detail (maybe bar foreground). Wanting to experiment with more detailed textures and colour changes, I was looking round the studio and found plenty of cracks, fissures and marks on the walls.
This was the first one of them - it's on board primed with gesso and texture added with pumice powder. Then I applied an acrylic underpainting and various splashes of more acrylic paint on top of that.
Lemon yellow as underpainting was quite a discovery too - it offsets and plays with the other, more subtle colours rather beautifully I think.