These large statement pieces begin with metres of digital print taken from a large, original monoprint that is repeatedly overworked with watercolour, charcoal and pastels. Far too large for my studio table, I clear all furniture to the edges of the room and work on the floor instead. I am now frequently to be found splattered with paint, standing on chairs or steps to view my painted print, in order to evaluate how the detail of a newly worked area sits within the composition as a whole. I then decide how to layer a wash or splash of watercolour, when to rub back to the paper or where to add pastel or pencil marks to best effect. I revisit the painting time and time again as part of the layering technique seen in both my prints and my ceramic pieces.
I can create these new statement pieces to commission.