Monday Motivator: Painting a Sense of Passing Time

Monsieur P Artiste Monday Motivator from Marion Boddy-Evans Isle of Skye art Studio

“Successive stages of work can be tracked … abrades the surface to reveal the original white of the paper then makes further marks … This alternation of layering and tearing back suggests that he is not simply reducing an experience from three dimensions into two but also reaching for the fourth dimension — a sense of passing time.”
— Claire Rendell on the artist David Tress, in a catalogue from 2002 “David Tress”, p46

I like the thought of layers in a painting conveying a sense of the passing of time. I’m going to have to try tearing the surface of the paper — deliberately rather than accidentally — and see where that takes me. Wonder if my April workshop participants will be in for a milion-miles-from-comfort-zone activity?

Detail from Lambing Snow Seascape

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