BOTANICAL & FINE ART
“Design and vibrant colour are fundamental in my work. I enjoy experimenting with different perspectives and unusual juxtapositions to create dramatic art work.
I love the challenge of painting complex subjects exploring their fascinating beauty generally on a magnified scale.
I have been looking for new ways to develop my work and have recently started to paint on Dibond Aluminium panels, which I love! The panels are lightweight and have 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 which
gives a more contemporary feel that appeals to collectors."
Some examples of how Clare works are shown below:
'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
The circle area was isolated and then the panel was sprayed with the blue acrylic paint. Base primer was then applied to allow the paint to adhere
The main points were then sketched onto the primed area before the gouache (and in this case watercolour too) painting started
Once the painting was finished the panel was then varnished with an archival varnish
Baroque Collection - 'Pear' 70cmx70cm
Gouache on Dibond Aluminium panel
I started by outlining the wrought iron background. The panel was then sprayed with orange acrylic paint for the background colour before applying primer
Once dry, the main details were sketched onto the primed areas before painting in gouache. This is the top half of the Pear
Here is an in-progress image of the lower half of the Pear
Pear now complete and then painting started in the wrought iron background design
Painting the green 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