One World - Painted Bangles 

Acrylic on paper and wood, varnished.

Signed by the artist on the inside of the bangle. 

The frieze-like artwork on the bangles changes continually around

the form.

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Painted Bangles 

 

My painted bangles are made using wooden bangles which are first sanded and painted with 3 or 4 layers of Wallace Seymour acrylic paint (the same high quality pigment I use in my paintings). 

This creates the ground on to which I then work with my painted paper. 

I spend a lot of time painting on paper before starting to work on the bangles; in this One World series I worked with a  limited my palette. Sometimes narrative elements are woven in; moon and fish-like forms, shapes of bridges, boats and other circular forms appear. 

The shapes which I cut out of the painted paper are glued and pasted on to the bangles with a strong non-toxic water based glue/sealer. 

This work goes at its own pace and sometimes I’ll keep going back to a bangle to add more elements over a period of weeks or months until the bangle seems complete. 

Finally the bangles are painted with 5- 6 layers of acrylic water resistant archival acrylic varnish.

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