Monday, May 22, 2017

With string and paint

It has been a long time since my last entry. Many things have got in the way (family bereavement etc etc) and progress on the paintings as been a bit slow. Four of the six planned works are finished however.

Once again, I have dug out my “big ball of string” and combined string (as well as finer embroidery thread) and paint to try and create a more three dimensional affect, working up two pairs of paintings based on eucalypt leaves, one set from the perspective of microscopic structure and one set with the subject viewed under a magnifying glass.

Getting the string onto the canvas is a very sticky business, especially all of those small and fiddly bits.