This is the collage which inspired the painting. Rather bizarrely the blues of the collage turned
into greens on the actual canvas.
The completed piece. After a while
the canvas took on a life of its own
and the collage work took a back seat
to allow the painting to continue in
its own way.
Rather than the focus being on the bird form,
it is more the movement and the presence of
the birds that is important for me to convey.
The collage set the scene but the end
result moved away as a result of the
tissue paper base.
I found out during this project the difficult nature
of transferring effect from one medium to another.
This painting finished up with a sort of abstracted woodland feel. Not strictly inappropriate but unexpected.
This is perhaps my favourite composition.
I particularly like the colour relationships.
It seems to me very atmospheric and rather
Bird and Circle
This painting kept truer to the development
piece as regards layout but the tail gave way to another circle in order to balance the composition.
The theme this year at Leith School of Art is Solar/Lunar. The first few weeks on the course found all the students on the Painting Course starting off tackling all manner of substances in the dark trying to capture ''light'. This was one of my pieces that evolved over that period of time.