HURRY! LOW AVAILABILITY!"Bright Lights, Big City" by Neil Dawson|
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"I have experimented with my mark making in ‘Bright Lights, Big City’ and ‘Purple Rain’ using square and rectangular brushstrokes to create the images. The idea was inspired by the way digital images are made up of thousands of pixels. However, as with the previous use of dots I hope the squares will portray an ambiguous, slightly chaotic scene allowing the viewer to determine exactly what they want to see and sense in the picture. The scrambled and undefined nature of the picture hopefully reflects the nature of these energetic and at times frantic urban areas with multiple moving objects and dazzlingly lights vying for attention - nothing is still, nothing perfectly defined; a state of perpetual motion."
"Being constantly exposed to beautiful, enchanting, strange, evocative, provocative, bewildering environments with the time and mindset to properly appreciate and reflect on them was a defining experience. Whilst travelling, my camera was my artistic outlet as I tried to capture elements of my new, exciting surroundings. As I got home I dusted off the palette and paints in an attempt to recapture some of the sights and feelings from my time abroad. I quickly realised how much I had missed creating art and have not looked back since.
I tend to use photographic references as a starting block for my pictures to help give a basic structure. However, I don’t like have too strong an idea of exactly how I want the finished article to look, preferring to work in a intuitive and impromptu way thus giving the painting a free rein to develop and feed off itself. I always start quickly as I dislike staring at a blank canvas and find the early stages of a painting the most exciting and creative. I will block in large areas of colour and tone to give the picture life and energy at an early stage. I don’t think there is a right or wrong way to paint, it’s just whatever works for you.
Personally, I like to build the picture up as a whole, slowly letting the image come into focus rather than working section by section. I also like to use my fingers a lot in the early stages