I startedpainting on blocks of wood 3 years ago. At first on odd pieces of sea-washed wreckage found on the shore, I soon got hooked and began rummaging about in skips, rescuing off-cuts of decking destined for bon-fires or the tip.
I sand them a bit to find out what’s under the grime and stoor and as I handle them the grain, knots and shape begin to suggest to me how I should paint on them.
When the painting is done and is right, it feels very complete; the piece of wood and the painting become integral
to one another.
7 ” x 9 ”
Sometimes splits occur adding more character to these pieces!