oil and acrylic on canvas
120cm by 120cm

Painting: Oil and Acrylic on Canvas.


Sunbeams is painted using oil and acrylic on canvas. It is a large painting on an artists high quality Windsor and Newton stretcher which is warp resistant. 


The painting is made using large brushstrokes and the texture of the paint and brushmarks are visible on the surface of the canvas. 


The work is inspired by my love of swimming pools and lidos. The painting is based on several different locations. The painting is designed first using a collage where I map out my composition and characters. I then start working on the canvas and build the paint up using layer upon layer in order to keep the paint as fresh as possible. 


This painting depicts groups of girls and swimmers emerging onto the pool side or relaxing on the hot paving slabs. I often add dogs or animals into my paintings and in the case I have added two weimaraners into the fictional space.