Sunday, November 13, 2016

Mosaic Series

It's been awhile since posting anything new but I have been working steadily for the past while trying new techniques and trying to establish my own style.  I have had an obsession with impressionism for some time absolutely loving the work of the group of seven especially Tom Thomson.  These new paintings are my take on the work of these impressionists only with a more modern twist.  I use a lot of pure pigment laid one brushstroke at a time over a substrate primed with a transparent magenta or orange. The under painting is allowed to show through in places and it creates an almost stained glass effect. I am loving this effect! The paintings have a fresh look because they have not been overworked.  Once I lay in the brush stroke it stays put.  No blending on the canvas. What do you think??