original painting

Beckie Reed Solo Exhibition Burnham Market

I am continually drawn to paint woodland and treescapes. Using reference photos but often painting intuitively, many layers are built up to create beautiful, evocative paintings. Paint is splattered and tree trunks and branches are dribbled on using a high gloss medium, which requires great control and has taken many years to hone. It can never be fully controlled, so it adds a spontaneity to the work and a looseness and freedom. Each dribble captures a moment in time and is a permanent mark on the canvas that can’t be undone. Other areas are precisely painted with great detail and it’s the juxtaposition of control and chaos that give the work its energy and vibrancy.

Beckie Reed 2023

Image: Fanfare acrylic and enamel on canvas 90 x 140cm

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