Akira Murata Fabulous Work – now available here in Australia & Internationally – from Fish Lane Studios On-Line Gallery! As a child, growing up in Koriyama City, Fukushima, he loved nature in all its beauty, and was happy to be … Read More
Discover the luscious quality of cold wax medium and oil paints by working on multiple panels and paper, using new techniques, to ‘make your mark’. The emphasis will be on the basic understanding of supports, tools, materials and techniques rather than creating finished works. Participants will be encouraged to experiment and there will be demonstrations and discussion about allowing the work to gradually unfold in the process of building up layers…balancing intention with intuition. Notes on techniques will be provided, recipe for making your own cold wax medium and samples of techniques will be completed during the workshop.
My approach is organic, ideally allowing each piece to evolve with a balance of intuition and intention. Nature’s colours, markings and rhythms influence my work on canvas, paper and board both consciously and unconsciously. The act of gestural mark-making, building up and removing paint, charcoal and crayon over many layers, mimics the way the landscape has developed over time. Traces of previous marks remain as a record of the inevitable process of change.
In our busy world, I am convinced that we need to reconnect with the ‘great rhythms and flows of nature’. (John Wolsely)