Abstraction - Painting figuratively for 15 years has taught me loads of technique, composition, colour theory. With this latest series of paintings I have put this together with the endorphin seeking part of my psyche to come up with a series of high energy abstracts that channel the buzz derived through sea swimming, cycling and running. When painting these I generally listen to music around 170bpm. I allow my mind to clear and get into a flow state. I use ripped cardboard to achieve texture and contrast this with smooth gradients. Sometimes I hide the medium, something I do often when painting murals. What do I mean by hide the medium? For me it's not leaving any single spray paint marks on the panel. Contrasting this with some obvious unaltered spray paint marks when my flow state allows this.
This painting is one of three in this series of 10 abstracts that are specifically derived from my experience swimming in the North Sea.
Acrylic spray paint on triple primed wood panel, 420 x 594 mm. Custom sprayed floating tray mount frame. Signed on reverse.
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