Uniting paintings past in the present: Why use Old Master Material Methodologies?
Maintaining a non-toxic studio space in which to work is not only a health and safety issue, but by keeping the studio clean and green the contemporary painter will gain greater insight into paintings material history and at the same time build upon their painting practice and material knowledge.
To gain insight, find meaning and understanding of the material possibilities of painting the 'artist as researcher' must test and challenge the characteristics and properties of paint and its supporting mediums. Within the context of studio practice, a process of experimentation and thinking through the discipline will present the practitioner with invaluable practice-based knowledge and will lead the artist towards developing personal painting and material methodologies.
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