The good the bad and the ugly of the beautiful poppy and it's associations.


For some time I have been attracted by velvet as a surface for my paintings. I use this beautiful surface and colours to create a juxtaposition between the lush velvet, the light it attracts and the mat or gloss of the acrylic paint which is sometimes applied traditionally with a brush and sometimes used  impasto to create more texture and depth.

The work has been hanging happily on 2 nails in my studio for easy moving  but you may want to fix picture hanging accessories for extra security when installing. Please let me know if you need any help with this and I will try to help?


The work is signed on the back in the following way:


Freehand signature 
Text: Sand Laurenson MA(RA
Dated: 2017
Titled: Blood & Bloom


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More about these paintings:


In my painting I often use the paint like any material, to obtain a surface a texture, a sculptural property, more  than in a more traditional way, to represent. I like to work on different surfaces to evoke a particular feeling, association, or thought, such as velvet, rubber, vinyl, wood as well as canvas.

The constant round and round, check and recheck, over and over, undo and redo,...all build up into a mark, a stain, a moment in time.


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