Tuesday, 20 November 2018

In Preparation

I'm now working on eight, small preliminary canvases, as I develop my ideas for the latest painting 'Who Stole The Toothpaste?'.
One of my dilemmas was to decide whether I should paint Toad's skin to  look like green crumpled banknotes or collage the real thing.
Having stored up a few old £5  notes and tried both ideas I think I've decided on the latter.
I like the idea that it looks like real skin from a distance and then discover something very different when you get up close.
As I want Toad  to symbolise greed in the painting I think the collage idea will send out a stronger message. I'm painting over the notes though, with washes of translucent green, so I hope the end result will be quite subtle.  

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