Fragments of Rock

Business Card Caro artwork + blog 3 reversed

I have a small group of works exhibited in the bucca gallery mixed Palladium Painting Show which had it’s PV last night in Newlyn.  These paintings originated from a phase of work which I called the Rock Series – one of which I used for the image on my business card.

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After my ‘shift’ volunteering at the  Newlyn Gallery this morning, I popped into bucca which is just around the corner, to take a picture of this small group.  (As you can see, there are too many reflections for a decent shot).

The four pictures on show here are part of a series of ten in all.  They were inspired by surface textures of rock.  Built up in many layers using a mixture of materials: paints, ink, charcoal, pastels, oils, on different layers of opaque and transparent surfaces such as fragments of rejected prints, acetates, tracing and cartridge papers.

The show runs until 9th February if you happen to be in the area.

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2 responses to “Fragments of Rock

  1. Michael

    Gorgeous pictures and a fascinating technique. I’d love to know more about how you did these!

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  2. Thank you Michael! The key with these was experimenting with layers of different collage materials. If you use transparent layers (acetates or thin papers) then you begin to build up a 3D effect and the surface textures are more lively. If you would like to try it yourself, I suggest experimenting with as many different materials as you can and just see what happens. Have fun.

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