Marina Emptage

Painting - Acrylics

About

My adventure into art started with Watercolours. The unpredictability of dropping pigment into water on paper never ceased to excite and surprise me. I still look back on some of my first paintings and wonder how on earth I produced such interesting mark making.

However, I went to an Acrylic workshop and the speed and versatility of working with such forgiving paint drew me in almost immediately. Working in reverse to watercolours i.e. dark to light threw me a little at first but the benefit of being able to cover and correct mistakes without over working the picture was a boon.

You can still get surprises with Acrylics and lovely textures if you gesso the canvas first. I like to work a lot with palette knives and sometimes pick up, by accident, stray colours from the palette which produce unexpected but natural impasto marks that you couldn’t possibly get by blending them separately.

I like to work from photos but don’t tend to draw the picture first so as a result my paintings often turn into something entirely different. The idea in the head sometimes gets lost in translation to the hand. However, the addition of a mount can often reveal a new story to a piece of work.

Bouquet - Marina Emptage
Bouquet - Marina Emptage

Marina Emptage

Painting - Acrylics

About

My adventure into art started with Watercolours. The unpredictability of dropping pigment into water on paper never ceased to excite and surprise me. I still look back on some of my first paintings and wonder how on earth I produced such interesting mark making.

However, I went to an Acrylic workshop and the speed and versatility of working with such forgiving paint drew me in almost immediately. Working in reverse to watercolours i.e. dark to light threw me a little at first but the benefit of being able to cover and correct mistakes without over working the picture was a boon.

You can still get surprises with Acrylics and lovely textures if you gesso the canvas first. I like to work a lot with palette knives and sometimes pick up, by accident, stray colours from the palette which produce unexpected but natural impasto marks that you couldn’t possibly get by blending them separately.

I like to work from photos but don’t tend to draw the picture first so as a result my paintings often turn into something entirely different. The idea in the head sometimes gets lost in translation to the hand. However, the addition of a mount can often reveal a new story to a piece of work.

Bouquet - Marina Emptage
Bouquet - Marina Emptage

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