Migration | Morning Star
- o r i g i n a l
Watercolour + oil+ acrylic on
Mid grain canvas gloss glazing
(not plasticy but we'll protected)
Size: W120 x H100 cm / W47"x H39"
2.86cm projection off the wall in a frame
Size framed: n/a
ready to go on the wall streight out of packaging
UK free delivery
other countries - delivery charge calclucated at the checkout
P R O C E S S :
The underpainting is done with watercolour. This is really tricky for few reasons.
It took me a considerable amount of time to work out the canvas maker that is suitable for the effect. For the paint to give me these beautiful semi translucent washes, the cotton has to be the right grain and correctly primed. The underpainting takes very little room for mistake and even now sometimes I scrap the canvas and start all over.
There is very special fast drying medium used to cover delicate layers with the right amount of thin oil paint and to make the pigment more fade resistant and prevent from any yellowing.
This stage is repeated many times to build the satisfactory depth.
I then go with a tiny brush to go over the edges and borders, adding definition with acrylic.
Final two - the signature, usually on the front (but some paintings I leave unsigned on the front till they are sold, so the buyer can cast his/her wish to see my surname on the front or back of the artwork). And [ta-ra!] the paper planes connected a thin thread which they tied up to each other or the clouds.
S T O R Y :
The Migration collection is intended to capture the subject of departure focusing on positive aspect of separation, leaving, breaking ties, closing the old chapter and starting anew.
The paper airplane objects representing the dynamic force and a faceless portrait of a traveler, explorer and a pioneer.
Simple light emotion of this flying element takes you to those carefree childhood memories, full of play time and moment when one explores physical nature.
Imposing or sometimes enveloping this symbol with the clouds I strengthen the message to emphasise the scale of ever-changing terrain around us.
The clouds are big, strong, dominating. But full of detail and complexity.
In contrast, the paper planes are small, fragile yet perfectly built to take on a flight of undefined trajectory.
These little vessels are not meant to be this high up, naturally. However, just like us, they find themselves redefining the limits. Empowered within.
Also the detail that connects paper airplanes comes from my Connected series on paper.
Visual form showing companionship is found in every journey we take and unites two of my signature collections.