The portraits begin with my most recent works whereby you’ll find me experimenting in colour and different techniques as i transition from one style to the next., The materials have also changed from oil paper and matt board to linen. I use a fine linen, as a soft surface is needed, as i still often use my fingers smeared with paint to construct majority of the portrait. This technique is not as prevalent in my most recent works, but the use of blades and palette knifes are still used more to acquire different textures and marks.
The oil sketches on paper are less forgiving as once the mark is made it cannot be removed as you cnnot rub away oil paint, and if i am wanting to have the texture of the paper come through it can not be covered with paint or the texture will be losts. Sometimes the mistake makes the work othertimes it can destroy it.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that some images within this website may contain paintings of deceased persons.