How We Do Painting by James Tebbutt

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How We Do

James Tebbutt

United Kingdom


Size: 16.1 W x 20.1 H x 1.6 D in

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Painting: Acrylic, Oil on Canvas.

Contemporary abstract oil painting consisting of a flat dark green blue background layered with various gestural, energetic, technicolor brush marks in pinks, greens and yellows giving a feeling of an abstract cartoon image. Painted using high quality Old Holland oil paint

My current work demonstrates my ongoing exploration of the medium of paint. Varying styles of paint application - the drip the splatter, the expressionistically painted, the flat, the cartoon like, the smooth, the rough, all created with different types of paint, jostle for position on the finished canvas, desperate for a place in the ‘final cut’. Areas of paint, objects and various marks are laid down as I work then perhaps painted out as the work evolves and the composition develops. Happy accidents are as an integral part of the work as the clean and crisp or the neatly painted, one offsetting the other. The process of painting being equal too if not more significant than the chosen visual references and motifs.

The resultant paintings are not planned through to completion before they are started but instead develop and evolve with a stream of consciousness which links the eclectic component images together. As a result the paintings can have many narratives and are open to a multitude of possible interpretations.

In my recent body of work the occurrence of hard-edged or graphic elements has slowly been reduced to a point where, aside from a flat acrylic background, the painting is made up of entirely gestural brush-marks.





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