BREAD AND BASS MACKEREL, KNIVES, FORKS AND SPOONS TWO MACKERELL

Robert Pittam

“I was addicted to Cornwall from my first childhood holidays here.. As well as the landscape, the ocean, and surfing – those brilliant sunlit summer days on the beach seem to have triggered a lifelong fascination with the subtle emotional power of light and shadow.

Greatly influenced by the work of Vermeer and Edward Hopper, I too aim for a certain quality of stillness in my pictures. The still-lifes often include fishes and I believe that they are amongst the most interesting subjects in nature to study in paint. Possessing colour, pattern, reflectivity, perfectly evolved streamlined shapes and a three dimensional form to ‘sculpt’ in light and shade – they might also be read as metaphors for the sea itself.

I work in a classical technique using the translucency of acrylic paint, over a pencil drawing and monochrome underpainting on gessoed board, to build up tonal depth through multiple glazes of colour. Pictures are also varnished and framed to ‘float’ clear of a white gessoed mount board within a dark grey stained deep wood moulding.”

Pricelist

BREAD AND BASS

Acrylic on board, 23cm x 34cm, £600

MACKEREL, KNIVES, FORKS AND SPOONS - SOLD

Acrylic on board, 21cm x 44cm, £600

TWO MACKERELS - SOLD

Acrylic on board, 23cm x 34cm, £600

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