The size of my paintings has grown over the last 15 years. While continually being inspired by the standing stones of Orkney, I found that the typical stretched canvas curtailed the full expression I felt.
Quite accidentally, I began to paint on canvas alone, nailed to a flat white wall. Pulling it off a roll allowed me to expand my design and use of colour. It also allowed me to paint stone portraits that were uncharacteristically flexible!
I paint mainly with “pigment sticks” on unstretched canvas. The oil sticks are blended on the canvas after being “crayoned” on the canvas. The colours and I flow in between the charcoal plan I begin with. Clouds emerge and land slides into place. Light and colour slip into reflection. I love the freedom of letting the paint take me where I think I was heading.
I have painted a number of long paintings, commissions and round or tondo canvases. There are 3 significant long pieces that are still available for exhibition or sale.
It was pure serendipity that I painted a 44 x 5 ft view of the Orkney island of Hoy. “Moonrise, Sunset, and Hoy in the Middle” has only been on exhibition three times.
I felt a bit like the creator when asked to create a “forbidden universe” for the play of the same name.
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Most recently, as artist in residence at the Ness of Brodgar, I painted the “Homage to the Sondage in the Montage with some Debitage on the Side.” This was the feature piece of my solo exhibition at the Orkney Museum in 2018 and the window feature for Highland Park Whisky 2019.
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The above images are available as panorama prints in smaller sizes on paper or canvas. Contact by email or phone firstname.lastname@example.org or see what is online at https://jeannebouzarose.me or https://island-to-island.scot