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Thursday, 15 May 2014

Wednesday Night Chester-le-Street Arts Society 14 May 2014

Workshop with northern artist Susan Walton who encouraged the class to paint outside their comfort zone in acrylic paints.

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I had all ready decided to paint an abstract based on a geological fault ( earthquake ) I had photographed in the opencast coal site.
I wanted to work mainly with turquoise against a hot orange with a certain amount of black.
I started with an overall wash of yellow, orange and pink over the entire canvas and and added plastic food wrap to texture the paint. This was removed when dry.
Using a foam roller with several rubber bands tied around I added more texture marks in blue and purple.
I then poured turquoise and orange straight from paint pot on to the canvas and flatten this with plastic food wrap.
Black was added to define the shapes.

' Faults '- Americano Acrylic paints and black ink on 20 x 16 inch canvas.

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