|Polytunnel 122x152cm oil on canvas|
I have finally finished ‘Polytunnel’. A large canvas 122x152cm in oil. This is the first of a new series of paintings, that I hope, will culminate in a solo show in a year or so. I wanted to explore an outdoor/indoor theme and the garden or allotment, as subject matter is, so far, proving fruitful. I have just sent this first painting off to The Doorway Gallery for Christmas . I am hoping to paint a few more large paintings before my next show, so I feel I can release this one for now.
I thought I would share a few words about this particular painting and to elaborate on some of processes that I used in creating it.
I usually start out with a feeling of an idea that I muse over in my head, pondering whether it will be right for translating into a painting. Therefore, the seeds for this composition started to germinate this time last year. In our polytunnel we always seems to have an abundance of very happy wild strawberry plants, that, and the odd cabbage. Here I had my drawing material and conveniently undercover from the inclement weather, so by early summer I had an outline of what I wanted to paint.
|In studio working on final painting|