Last night I started working on foreground rock/sculpture relic figures. I'm using a mixture of ivory black, zinc white, burnt umber, some yellow ochre and hints of cerulean blue. Just feeling my way around until I'm happy. I want them to look like ancient sculptures, marble-like and not simply rocks. Pushing paint around and trying to capture a brushstroke I'm excited about. It's like laying down a stroke and then another and many times it just doesn't work. Then I have to put down a mid- tone or dark again and go for the light over the top. This goes on until I'm happy to leave it alone. Sometimes you just have to stop and move on. The danger of over-working an area is a constant problem to overcome.
Artist living and working in Melbourne, Australia. Paintings, works on paper. Mostly creates monotypes and monoprints