Monthly Archives: August 2006

Edgescape : sylte

Thursday 3 August 2006

I recently showed this textural abstract landscape painting in an exhibition entitled colour values (with two other artists), at the Halesworth Gallery

textured abstract landscape painting
edgescape:sylte, mixed media on panel, 95cm x 95cm framed.

large textured abstract painting
sylte, detail.

a close-up of edgescape : sylte 2006… it merges from a textured, crumbled brown-bronze black into a more mellow, eroded stone-like surface… again, not applied paint, but a myriad of negative paint traces, underlying textures through the removal of layers, a process which i believe is formally called grattage…

silt, when separated from mud, is quite exquisite, almost shimmering fragments of sand and other mineral traces… the marsh river valley where i live is very windswept and the roads flood frequently, mud and silt in various forms is a regular rural encounter… i was pleased with the outcome, achieving a soft gradation from brown to grey-green, but it was hell to photograph…

here are some images of the painting as a work in progress, from early 2006…

abstract textural landscape painting

04 january 2006…

abstract textured painting

16 march 2006…

abstract painting sylte

25 march 2006…

view more abstract paintings in this series…