Acrylic paint on 5 sheets of transparent acetate film.
210 × 297mm 2008
It only makes the image here wnen all 5 sheets of acetate are layered in the correct order and the right way round.
Martin Kirkwood was born in London, England in 1969 and still resides in southern England today. Although a self taught artists his works hang in private collections in Canada, USA, Singapore, Finland as well as throughout the United Kingdom.
Thanks. Laying a new sheet of acetate over wet acrylics and watching them squidge about then applying more wet paint and more layers of acetate film is a fascinating experiment and there’s no need to wait for each layer to dry. :)
– Martin Kirkwood
Hi Martin! I think this is a fantastic and unique way to create your work… its looking really great and your style is very refreshing… Im enjoying watching your painting endeavors and always look forward to seeing the next!!!!
Thanks Danielle. This is still a very experimental technique for me, I don’t know if it’s been done before or not but it is great fun. Misaligning the acetate layers, unpeeling and relaying them over wet paint can have surprisingling great or sometimes disasterous consequences. :)
I have never heard of a technique like this Martin… I am amazed at how fantastic the placement of the colors, tones, shadows and highlights are. You are a natural talent and have an innate sense for painting. Sheesh… I can only imagine how great this technique is going to be as you experiment more!!
Certainly outside the box on this one Martin. Very smart idea.
thanks for sharing your magic on this one
Beautiful work ~ fantastic depth, wonderful colours, lively and bright expression
love this, nice work!
Absolutely fascinating self-portrait…; mainly, because it’s so ‘different’ from just about everybody else’s work. ;-)
For me, all art is an experiment; because, if I’m not in the constant process of experimenting; then, it means I’m following strict rules; and, following strict rules is simply far too boring; which is why they say, ‘rules are meant to be broken!’