Still Got The Blues

Stripes and lines abound in this free-flowing original painting

You may feel the oceans and forests or get a rush of relaxation or energy.
This subtle and assured painting carries a dizzying array of earth tones along with a regular and repeating series of lines.
Can be hung either way depending on your preferences.

GUARANTEED

One-off original painting
No prints or reproductions
Includes a Certificate of Authenticity & Valuation Certificate
Heat, UV and fade resistant

£SOLD

SIZE

190cm x 85cm (75″ x 33″)
Can be hung on any substrate or surface (except glass) and in any orientation
Stands out 46mm from the wall

THE STORY BEHIND IT

Blue. Like the skies and oceans. Green. Like the forests and plants. Lines. Like the regularity of order. Three combinations I have wanted to use for a long time. Nature has a very ordered way it goes about its business and so did I in the creation of this new painting.

Let’s make one thing clear though – this is hand-painted without the use of straight edges, tape or fancy tools. The lines I have created are all straight and all true to their neighbours. What’s really cool is that they also appear to dissolve as you move closer in. You can clearly see they are hand painted up-close but not from a distance. This is wholly deliberate on my part.

The reason? Simple. Artificially made lines are as disconnected from what happens in the real world as it’s possible to be (using man-made tools and equipment). For this piece I wanted to paint with no help from anything but natural things: my arms, my patience and my skills. And like humans themselves, it’s not perfect. There are ripples here and there, the odd glob of debris (technical term) and other signs that this is most definitely crafted lovingly by my hands and nothing else. I could have used masking tape but that’s easy, or hung it up and repeatedly thrown paint at it until it eventually looked like straight lines. But I didn’t – I chose a much more difficult but infinitely more rewarding method. Me.

The addition of subtle purples and a deep metallic blue (one of my signature colours) give gravity to the painting whilst the stripes of green and infinite versions of an aqua-turquoise blue bring space and light to the layers. It’s also very shiny and reflects light beautifully. If you’ve got a neutral colour scheme or you love things that grow then this could be right up your street.

I BRING MY ART DIRECTLY TO YOU

You don’t even have to move from the sofa to see my work for real.

ADDITONAL INFORMATION

  • Canvas: Belgian medium weave; 375 gsm
  • Primer: Three coats prior to painting
  • Paints: My own formula enamel paints (6 colours)
  • Frame: 44mm Museum graded European softwood with ultra-low moisture content
  • Hand-stretched and stapled on the reverse