Wicker Barn




Lately I’ve been enjoying using dabs of paint for reflections in water, or cobblestones, and suddenly felt like trying to make a painting as if it were woven. It was always fun at school when we wove paper strips together and I wanted to see what would happen if I tried to paint that way. I decided to do a rural scene, and simply started at the top. I did a checkerboard painting, then had fun filling in the remaining white squares trying to make a ploughed field, pond, cloud, hillside, house and barn. It was challenging and satisfying choosing the colour for each square so it added to the picture and played against the other squares. To me it is weaving, but it seemed familiar in a way which I couldn’t quite place...then realised: any kid today would say it’s pixillated!

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