This work is going very cheaply because it is ‘concept work’ rather than final artwork. That is, some are ‘studies’ that a final is based on, experimenting with form and placement until I find the version I’m happy with. Others are practising a particular style or exploring new materials such as a different type of paper. Some are exercises from books I’ve set myself to learn a new brushstroke or way of blending colour. Nonetheless, they can be very beautiful in their own right. The prices for these will range from $13 to $53.
This collection was almost entirely painted in Singapore whilst I was there for three months early this year. I wanted to explore new areas with my ink paintings and set myself to learn some Chinese and Japanese techniques. I bought a variety of inks and traditional bamboo brushes and practised new ways of loading and blending colour on the brush and different strokes. The red seal I bought in Singapore as my Chinese name to sign the works. The one pictured here is ‘Aaliyah’ which has the same meaning as my English name – Princess.
As always, details are in What’s On. 🙂