I couple of weeks ago I went to Brussels to assist Lucy Mckenzie on her latest group exhibition that will take place at Muzee in Ostende, Belgium at the end of the month. I have worked with Lucy on a number of different projects over the last few years and once again this was a wonderful experience.
We painted a total of 6 canvases, the smallest measuring 2.8mx3.6m and the largest 2.8mx5.6m. These were some big paintings, but nothing can compare to the 9mx7m painting we did in the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany! Here, the hardest part was maneuvering the paintings, just like sails on a large boat.
This time all of the pieces were rather graphic; solid colours and bold outlines. I was glad and honoured to be helping out on this project as one of my specialities is painting uniform lines with precision and achieving solid areas of colour with oil paints. I love the way the outlines make everything look so clean and finished in these paintings.
Here are some photos of the works being made and some close-ups of my line work.