I have named this series the Degree Show Ten as they have been designed and commissioned with Studio 8 in mind. I am sure I will not hang the ten though that number allows for versatility. Likewise I will not be hanging all in the previous series. Editing will be the key concern.
The colour scheme for these new paintings borrows from what has gone before. In shape they mirror the large triangles but measure a more modest 60 cm by 90 cm at their right angled edge. Thus hopefully they will sit under the large window and be on sight to welcome visitors into the space.
I have allowed for voids in each one so that the ply shows through, sealed with yacht varnish which gives the wood a lovely dark finish. These voids take the shape of the main design in each painting or provide an edge.
It is important that they work together as well as be individually considered. I spent time with the paintings working in different compositions as shown below.
Whilst working with the paintings in this way, it was evident that a couple were not as successful. I reworked these in the studio and am much happier with the finish. An example is given below as to this new development.
Carol E Duff