Thursday, 13 September 2012

Walking Bare

Format: 841*594mm
Medium: Hand made inks, bleach, graphite, gesso, silver foil and collage.
This is one of my favourite Ted Hughes inspired pieces. There is a beautiful oxymoron phrase in the poem which is the basis of my painting. The idea that the birds are free, yet are frustratingly stationary; the wings blend into the mountain tops to create the body of the eagles. I have used silver foil to enrich the colour scheme and to cool down the warm blues that I have used for the mountains, to better reflect the cold environment.

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