When Boredom Strikes

Like I said in an earlier post I became a bit lazy mid-way in the pathway and felt very unmotivated. My solution is always to start doing something random; so I got my images from Amsterdam and began painting in a style I’m not used to the outcome was this…

I worked once again with acrylic paint but watered it down to get this loose effect. I remembered that most of the paintings in the Rijks Museum, of fabric, where often made up of marks of paint which if view together created the final article. From this painting, I took a glimpse of my photos and noticed a postcard I’ve always had but never paid attention to. It showcases the painting by Philippe de Champaigne entitled ‘Cardinal Richelieu’

For the first time I noticed the dramatic nature in which the fabric is painted and got more and more interested the more my eyes worked round the postcard. I was so inspired that i began to make numerous studies of all shapes and sizes, I even went as far as knitting rope and painting and painting on the knitted fabric to see what effect I would get from it. Below is a slide show of my moment of crazed obsession.

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