In preparation for a large landscape (now completed) I experimented with poster paint on white paper
Here are a few of those preliminary paintings
I particularly like the blue background ("sky") and used something similar in my large "work in progress" project
I have shown this before but it was a useful experiment when exploring the close relationship between plants and rocks - again used in the larger work
Purple is a colour that features in the large canvas. I first experimented with that colour in this little painting. Some of the texture works well but the composition itself is not particularly exciting
I think that these experiments are the end of the line for me. The use of a palette knife on wet gouache is fine but I now need to move on and explore some other creative technique for my work
The relatively simple technique of this stark portrait of a tree stump in space is by far the more successful of these experiments and something that I might develop further
Watch this space!