Drawing and hybrid media
I have embarked upon a series of large works that combine the use of new materials. Water based oils, inks, pigmented marker and water soluable oil pastels on watercolour paper. The weight of this paper is 800gsm so saturating the paper with these waterbased media shows no sign on cockling during this process.
The paper is expensive but still cheaper than good canvas.
Other work on Yupo paper, a synthetic paper used in the commercial printing arena has also provided new directions for producing work that will not 'bruise', fox or cockle like fibre based papers and is easy to send to clients.
These works are a series of commissioned works I produce as memorabilia for people's children. Often kids appear in quirky photographs. The photos may be bad quality, have poor composition or other undesirable subject matter within the image. The child however looks great. I reproduce them in poster size for gifts and memorabilia. I am sent the photo digitally with a description of the nature of the child and any particular aspects or stories that form part of the personality or relationship they had with the parent or family.Wedding photos have also been included in this series.
The photos are always unusual or quirky. The upshot is a cheap and enjoyable image with a sense of fun and affection.
The recipient of a 21st birthday portrait
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