“Julia”, an abstract still life from my series “Breakfast Table”.
One of my favourite subjects to paint is a still life. I created a series of still life’s that I called “Breakfast Table”, which is a continuation to a style I’ve been experimenting with for some time. To be honest, I don’t really have a breakfast table, not a physical one at least, but it’s there in my head, where most of my subjects come from. My breakfast table, like my other series’, it’s fun, colourful and totally wacky (in a good way, I hope). The works start with an abstract background, then shapes start to emerge by using techniques like negative painting and adding pattern and details to the emerging forms. The composition is pretty simple and straightforward to allow for the complexity of pattern and colour layering to show through.
My preference for the paintings in this series was to go for small to medium size, on cradled panel boards. The bare timber sides of the artwork add interest to the works and give it the look of a framed work.