Oil Tempera on Canvas
The Artist - Carolyn KIng SWAc
Taken from a black and white family photograph in the 50’s. I have been working on bringing these subjects back to life in a series called ‘My Great Britons.’ Choosing the unwieldy medium of palette knife I chose to ‘sculpt’ these figures from the past into the present; a process which enabled me to distance myself and let the paint dictate the outcome…. We do not photograph in the traditional way anymore, and current memories may be lost as we trust increasingly to digital reliability. On some it may be second hand or third hand information; a scribble on the back of a faded photo and their deeds and ‘doings’ remain lost , I can change all that, I can bring them into our world of colour!