Not A Mirage, Holkham
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Not a Mirage, Holkham is a mixed-media painting by Kevin Turton. This abstract painting uses textures and pigments to create the appearance of the sand and sea at Holkham beach. Kevin’s paintings have a sculptural quality and their versitility make them excellent additions to any interior setting.
Kevin’s unque paintings is influenced by the wild coast of North Norfolk. He incorpourates the details of the landscape in a contemporary abstracted style. “I use bold acrylic textures and deep transparent glazes to reflect and refract light and colour from different angles to enhance the illusion of being there moving through the landscape”.
Turton’s process starts by ‘painting’ with textures, using different acrylic pastes which are layered over each other to build up the sculptural base on which he then works. Colour is introduced using many layers of transparent pigment as washes, pours and scumbling. At this point subtle highlights of interference medium and metallics are introduced to create changes in colour and hue when viewed from different angles and simulate the changes of light one would observe when viewing an actual landscape. Many types of clear acrylic gel are also poured, splashed, textured, tinted or inter-layered with further transparent pigment, interference or metallics to reflect and refract light from different angles. Turton uses these many layers to enhance the illusion of ‘being there’, of passing through the landscape.