As a result of working in a confined area (unable to go to the studio because of fierce winds). I did some drawing from film, using immediate methods (ie charcoal, watercolour etc).
These are far looser than the oil-based images, freer in terms of mark-making, more fugitive and evocative, more atmospheric. What is it about my use of oil that makes it too ‘tangible’, too present? Am I using too much paint or not enough paint? Even the charcoal drawings that are dense, dark, and more solid in terms of application (see below), seem more fugitive, oddly suggesting an alternative dimension.
The question is, how can I do this with oil paint? Next set of experiments defined!