Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Ure Head

Painting outside at this time of year means you have to embrace winter, to accept the limitations it places upon you: Fingers become numb or agonisingly painful and stubbornly refuse to articulate,  When the temperature drops below freezing, paint begins to freeze in the palette as you mix it - first it starts to become granular like sand and you wonder what's going on, and then it begins to form ice plates and it's time to head back to the warmth of the car. Working fast keeps you a bit warmer and it also challenges the brain and keeps the painting's surface lively and spontaneous.

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