Dore Stockhausen

Hobart, 3rd sighting, 2018

acrylic paint

110 x 70 CM

From the artist

My painting practice is process driven, starting with an underlayer painting created using handmade tools to scrape, drag, push and comb paint over the canvas. This gives an 'understory' of paint which I later draw on and reveal in whole or in parts. Layers and layers of washes are then painted, often completely covering the underlying 'first' painting. This process continues with working back through the layers and painting further washes. In this way the painting goes through many transformations and so develops it's own history. In the winter of 2016 my younger son Jasper moved to Hobart and I took him there.This painting derived from our second night spend at our accomadation situated slightly above the city. Rather than depicting reality, forms and colours are abstracted to evoke the essence of places and the end result is open to interpretation. I've been successfully enamelling and making jewellery for the past 30 years but now I feel painting has a hold of me!

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