This mixed media on stretched canvas started life with some randomly-placed collage which almost completely disappeared under the many layers of paint. I painted with my fingers, pieces of card – anything that came to hand other than a brush as I wanted some spontaneous blending. As I added a new layer, I would scrape back in places to reveal some of the underlying layers. The muted colours (mostly blues) with the red lines just peeking through reminded me of blues/jazz so I added a focal point of bright red for a contrasting high note.
Dimensions: 41 x 51 x 4 cm