"The Evolution of a Painting"  

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The Evolution of a Painting

This video documents the progress of "New Studio Painting 2" through its many versions and incarnations. The painting began from a photo that I took of the studio and manipulated on the computer, but I also took references from the actual studio as I was standing in it. I wanted to use traditional painting methods such as establishing ground colours for areas of the canvas and then painting over them so that some of the original colour shows through.

As most of the other paintings I was making were abstract I wanted to see how a more figurative approach would work on a 2m x 2m canvas. As you can see at times there was more detail and at others it goes almost minimal. I finally settled on something in-between, keeping some detail but going for more of an impression.