Penumbra. SOLD. Toned cyanotype on paper 18x25cm. Well, while my paint is drying, I’ve been deeply immersed in adapting some of my work for Cyanotype. And it’s LOVE in the first degree. Waist high in experimental permutations, and have fallen hard for Fabriano cotton paper which holds up to the very gruelling processes to which I subject it – coupled with and not least the 3 hour neat and hot espresso soak. This reacts with the iron in the pure and beautiful Prussian Blue, to give an archival and more appropriate (for MY work anyway) simmering, sepia blushed petrol blue black. I shall post here, and on my Insta @david.w.slack as pieces become available. I make these pieces by hand and eye, so each will be different, with many variations in texture, tone and expression of brushwork. #tintin #cyanotype #oilpainting #fairisle #davidwslack #prussianblue #espresso
LOOKING FOR A GOOD TIME? Dwelling 2 – oil on board 18x15cm is making it’s debut over the next three days at @jasonmichael.art ‘s always diverse and exciting pop up painting and sculpture exhibition in Rye. #davidwslack #oilonboard #lockdownpaintings
Now SOLD. This behemoth of a painting will be going to his new home soon. He’s been ‘under offer’ more times than any other painting I’ve done, but a quick measure up means that his gigantic scale – well, you’re TOO much Charlie Brown.
I’ve been having a properly corking time making old school animations in collaboration with the crazily talented Clive Hicks-Jenkins. In this case for Sussex Lustreware in lovely Lewes. They specialise in making glorious lustreware ceramics in the style of 19th Century Sunderlandware.
Showing this weekend at www.jasonmichael.art pop up exhibition at his extraordinary gallery in Fairlight, this painting captures our man in a boldly totemic state….