Showcasing Scottish Artist
Heavy textures and materials form the base of these artworks. Once applied to a stretched canvas, they are allowed to dry before a primary coat of acrylics is applied.
Then multiple layers of metallic paints of varying shades are added until the desired effect is reached. Occasionally, a clear of slightly tinted resin will be added as a final coat.
These are the paintings where I feel free to push myself in
terms of image and technique.
I use oils, cold wax, acrylics, liquid mediums, textures, palette knives, brushes, sponges, syringes and scraping tools to achieve a wide
range of artworks.
Figure artwork can be in a wide range of mediums. Some may be in metallics or acrylics only, others will encorporate textures, oils; It really depends on the posture of the figure/s and the way I want to present the image.
My subject matter is wide ranging. I look for visually striking movement or representation when searching for inspiration. Some figures are from my imagination, while some will have aspects of images and photographs I have taken, seen or admired.
I like my figures to be free flowing. Parts of the image will have an illusion of detail; what these details are is left to the viewer to decide. A figure can then represent different things to different people.
My approach is very open and experimental when I am producing a piece of fluid art.
Stretched canvases are treated and may have textures and materials added. I will also apply acrylic and Liquitex as an undercoat, or granulated paint and putty.
Once this undercoat has been painted, I will apply multiple
layers of Epoxy Resin in a wide range of tints and colours, from 3 to 6), until the desired image is achieved.