ART & DESIGN
In her work, Clare always strives for a heightened sense of realism and dynamism.
“Design for me is fundamental in my work and I enjoy experimenting with different perspectives and unusual juxtapositions. I love the challenge of painting complex subjects exploring their fascinating beauty on a magnified scale.
I am really excited painting on Dibond Aluminium panels. This new innovative lightweight material has an inherently smooth surface which enhances the overall graphic finish of the paintings. Another great advantage is that it allows me the freedom to leave my work unframed giving my work a much more contemporary feel which appeals to collectors."
Medium: Gouache; watercolour, acrylic and pencil
'Juicy Fruits - Plum' 13cmx13cm SOLD
Gouache on solid aluminium panel
This was a quick very rough thumbnail sketch just to establish composition & tone. I sometimes do a more finished drawing first especially if it is a complex subject
I isolated the circle area to be painted & sprayed the whole panel with acrylic paint. Base primer was then applied to allow the paint to adhere
I sketched the main points on the primed area before starting to paint with gouache and in this case watercolour too
Once the painting was finished I then varnished the piece with an archival varnish
Decorative Features - New*
'Decorative Features - Pear' 70cmx70cm
Gouache on Dibond Aluminium panel
I started by outlining the wrought iron background. I then sprayed acrylic paint for the background colour before applying primer
Once dry I then sketched in the main details before starting to paint in gouache working on the top half of the Pear first
Here is an in-progress image of the lower half of the Pear
This is the Pear now complete
Painting the wrought iron ornamental background proved to be a very involved stage! Once I finished painting I then added a shadow to create a greater illusion of depth before finally varnishing the piece. The whole painting took me 3-4 months to complete