THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF PAINT – ACRYLIC PAINTING

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I posted some smaller versions of this a few weeks ago as a trial, and following that I decided to work larger and prepared a canvas with seven layers of gesso to get a smooth surface, sanding down between coats. In the end the smooth surface didnt give the effect I was after which was to increase the flow and mixing of the paints. Still, I was able to develop the theme of searching out form in random marks which has grown whilst I have been working on these pieces Рthe propensity for the eye to search out otherwise  indistinct forms amid the chaos of random mark making, to try to gain insight and purpose into what has been presented.

I quite like this notion which feeds into other themes I have explored in my painting, so despite the setbacks at the start not all has been lost.

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Evening on Ainsdale Beach

Evening on Ainsdale Beach

Another painting in the beach series. I did this one in acrylic to make use of the saturation and tonal contrast of the colours which you get at sunset on the beach. I will add this shortly to the gallery on my website grahammcquadefineart.com