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26/04/2010

ICON

ICON 10/16   (2010)
acrylic on board
12" x 10"
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I've been looking at a lot of Russian and Greek orthodox icons on-line recently - I love the simplicity of the imagery - which was a starting point for this painting. I used the thick textured paint of the orange background and gouged out the outline of the face before using washes of blue over the top - this way the orange is always showing through and the image glows with the pigment behind. The heavy texture makes the painting feel as though it's actually painted direct onto a plastered surface. 


This painting is another in my series of recycled works - taking a mass-produced high-street print - removing the backing board - using that to paint on and replacing it in the original frame. The frame has been sprayed black ( see below) but can always be sprayed a colour of your choice.

"no canvases were harmed during the making of this painting"




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