Gerry Wilmer MA Fine Art/Painting
I love sketching outdoors using a water soluble ink pen and watercolour in a small book.
Indoors I work on large scale paper, using acrylic paints, often basing the work on a sketch I have done, or a memory of something I have seen or felt.
I then go on to paint in oils on canvases that I have stretched myself, as I find the stretching and priming a special part of the process of making a painting.
The oil painting is usually a slower process, often reworking over and over, but sometimes I take a small canvas outdoors and paint in oils or acrylics directly from the subject. I call these oil sketches, and as sketches I feel I can be more forgiving and try and leave them as they are, without painting over them!
I have some of my sketches and paintings reproduced as greetings cards and high quality archival giclee prints. You can find them on my Etsy shop;-
Small visitor to my ‘ There is More’ installation, at my MA exhibition.
‘There is More’ Acrylic and oil on seven canvases, joined together to form a space you can enter, as if you were in the painting. Hundreds of loose pieces of painted canvas cover the floor, to give the effect of colours drifting down from the canvases, like leaves in autumn, or petals in spring. The feeling of a woodland scene.