Graphic Grey

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Day 16 - But Not Forgotten

But Not Forgotten harks back to my more traditional style of painting in acrylic and varnish on upholstery textile. My main aim with this painting was to incorporate the rose motif on the fabric (top right and bottom left) into the flowing pattern of the hair. When matching an image with a piece of fabric, one of the most essential things to get right is the positioning of key features (eyes, nose, mouth, hair) so they fit amongst the pattern and aren't obscured. At the same time it's vital to me that any pattern on the fabric remains visible. Wherever possible I try to make the pattern and painted image blend together until it become impossible to tell where one ends and the other begins.

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