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Oils and Spray Paint

Here is a brief glimpse into how I’m going about creating my latest collection of abstracts, it’s a fairly drawn out process with different paints being added in stages to enable drying between each layer. Firstly a light grey acrylic wash is applied to the primed canvases, after drying, spray paint is applied to roughly map out the composition and to get a feel for colour and tones to come. Then once they have dried the ‘proper’ painting is done with oils, to embellish and enhance the original spray paint. Sometimes the oils take over and cover the entire canvas, but I’m mostly looking for areas where the spray and acrylic will peek through to add depth and contrast.

Lots more new works are on their way now that I’ve moved into a new studio and things are settling in well!

dan wellington art

‘Abstract Pink & Green 1’ 20x20cm oil and spray paint on canvas £125

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