Ebb
By Craig Blair

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Year
2000
Media
Mixed Media and Collage
Subject Matter
Abstract
Reg. Number
P1142
Size
99 x 71 cm

Craig has created this composition working with collage and acrylic paint. Ripped pieces of material have been applied to a board creating an under layer of rough edges and textures. The material has been placed horizontally with frayed edges to evoke the sense of the tidal ebb and flow recreating the natural rhythm of calm and tranquil waters. Paint has been applied on top with mark making further aiding the textural quality and sense of movement that this painting achieves. The aquamarine colours are immediately recognisable for capturing water in the natural environment. Light and warmth are generated by the interspersed use of yellow, pink and red.

Born in 1975 in Argyll, Craig Blair has a degree in Printmaking from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. Blair's work is inspired by his homeland, the West Coast of Scotland. Blair uses natural sources such as wood and over-printing to evoke the interplay of water and natural light.

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