Repainting the painting of the unpaintable

I decided I’d finished this yesterday, but really I knew I hadn’t. It grew out of one palette, drew on another, then morphed into a theme that needed the first. And I’d rushed the video. So I began picking away at it, finding the story, bringing out the face of the figure in the water and defining it. By this point, the story was about deep sea fishing and the cruelty that involves for fish and crew depending on the ethics of the captain. Through the podcast, Lost at Sea, I learned how crews are essentially trapped on board often … Continue reading Repainting the painting of the unpaintable

Part 5, essay – historical and contemporary use of acrylics*

Acrylics – democratising art practice? Until the early 20th century, artists had been working with the same painting materials for hundreds of years …. [t]hen in the 1940s and 50s acrylic paint burst upon the art scene. Artist’s Manual. Collins … Continue reading Part 5, essay – historical and contemporary use of acrylics*