Then I start my under-painting - creating the sense of distance by adding colour onto the horizon line and making brush strokes to imply perspective (Fig 2). The use of the perspective in this case is to look at different areas of perception from two sides (hemispheres) of the brain - so the perspectives and colour tones will eventually be purposely skewed but should promote different areas of cognition and hopefully recognition (Fig 3).
Figures 2 and 3
I then add the main objects to the foreground (Figs 5 and 6).
The branch if the tree on the right hand side of he picture is reference to Elizabeth Frinks' 1963 bronze sculpture , The Dying King' (Fig 7). Further reference to this will be explained in a later blog.
|(Photo: © Tate, London 2013)|