Experimentation and progress.

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De Ferrier, Migrant Marks (work in progress) 2020

This canvas was made, and stretched with Belgian linen a few weeks ago. As part of the process, I need to let the canvas sit blank, and untouched for a few weeks before I start painting. I need this time to think, plan and get excited about the next step. That day was today.

I wanted to illustrate how beautiful the migrant hand redendering of these massive structures is, taking reference from photographs that I took of the new construction in Houston. A real problem was how to address the scale, hopefully this canvas will address those issues.

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De Ferrier, Migrant Marks (detail). 2020

Once the first layer is painted, I leave it to dry and use this time to think about the next layer, and also how to solve any problems. Then returning to build on the first layer. Time consuming process, but can be very rewarding.

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De Ferrier, Migrant Marks (work in progress) 2020

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De Ferrier, Migrant Marks (detail). 2020

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De Ferrier, Migrant Marks (detail). 2020

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De Ferrier, Migrant Marks (detail). 2020

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