In an ethereal world you walk
beneath his skin.
Eoin Murray, 2014
I think this is finished! This was an interesting and very long process. it started out as an abstract painting:
The painting was based on Eoin's poem, Rainsong, I worked on it in it's abstract form for a long time before deciding it was finished, but then going over and back about whether or not it really was! I've been doing mainly portraiture the last while, and after seeing an image on Instagram which set off another image in my own mind, I started experimenting with it in Photoshop, layering over many different photographs before I found one that I felt really worked. I created a photoshop painting of this photo, to bring the painterly feel into it, and then got it printed onto canvas. I wasn't happy at all with the canvas print however! The colours were completely washed out, so I worked back into it with oils and gave it the vibrancy I first wanted. I'm happy with it now, and it's strange developing a new process, it gives me a lot to think about!