This is a fascinating combination of acrylic, paper, refractive paint and inks to explore where I feel the pre-Raphaelites may have gone had they had the freedom and the materials we have available today.
It is the first of a new series of paintings and is the most refreshing and exciting thing to work on. I love the Pre-Raphaelite paintings, but I feel they have always needed a treatment beyond the tight controls of the genre.
The brotherhood were masters of portraiture and I couldn’t find a better way of exploring the techniques they employed. Watch out for more of these coming soon ! :-)