Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Paint job

A frame for 'Figures at Mamra'

Last weeks post 'The waiting game' showed a picture with three standing figures, this work needed a title and a frame. Figures at Mamra worked for me as a title and the frame was already made as the previous post indicated, but in white lacked any connection to Mamra. I opted for a very simple pattern worked into the paint in two shades of grey as shown above. Using household emulsion I use layers to integrate the pattern and here I cut it back with wet & dry to find a super smooth finish. All this effort builds on the image, pulling it away from convention to an ancient modernity. Varnish for the painting and polish for the frame will see it completed and I will be rewarded.