Black dog test layout

Black dog layout test.jpg

I have manipulated a photo of my painting in photoshop and then made masks and stencils out of each element with a view to creating a new work with solarfast exposed under stencils. I’m hoping this will give me some sharper edges, some serendipitous marks and so complex mixing of colours.

In the process I decided to try and expand the size of the work and used the biggest incarnation of each element that would fit on a A4 sheet for ease of printing and laminating. As a consequence the dog is strikingly larger than in the first painting but I thought that this actually works. As a metaphor for depression it is appropriate to have the dog overwhelming the man.

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