In recent weeks I have been painting abstracts that have been based around a particular range of colours so it has been very liberating to have been able to create a painting that is as fresh and uplifting as Sixes and Sevens.
Colourful, big and as mad as a box of frogs. Everything I love about creating this kind of art on canvas.
Sixes and Sevens is painted in a number of shades of acrylic paints and some industrial enamels.
I’m really at a loss to recall what was going through my mind when I painted this but I can say that it was created during a live paint lesson with a group of 45 secondary school students.
I’ve no doubt that their energy and enthusiasm rubbed off on me and I produced a very positive and refreshing piece of modern art. It’s funny to think that outside influences can affect what you paint.
I love the distinctive ‘Y ‘shape that has been formed (when viewed in portrait mode) and the fantastic way it cascades down the canvas in a torrent of colour and radiance.
It’s great to be able to go mad with colours yet still be able to produce something that is both balanced and harmonious without being overbearing or tedious. Without the white enamel applications over the top I would never have been able to pull this off properly.
Funny how the smallest of changes can give the best results.