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China Girl – original painting

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This striking painting by Scottish artist Gill Walton is an original work created exclusively for the Curious Egg Art Room. The piece is one of two new pieces created with oils on Aluminium to give a beautiful almost translucent quality.

‘I love drama and narrative in paintings and the ones you see here are based on performers in the peking opera. I collect chinoiserie and willow pattern porcelain and I’m inspired by the delicacy of movement yet the strength of the opera performances. I decided to make the figures look like they are made of strong porcelain, I also played with the colours in the headdresses deciding to use a strong cobalt blue which is the pigment used in the traditional willow pattern and paired it with my favourite yellow.

My painting practice is slow, using many layers of very fine paint, the faces and expressions change many times during the process depending on how I am feeling that day. These faces more than most reflect those changing moods. The meaning in my paintings lies in the emotion that you feel from them, with these it changes every time you look at them’

Gill Walton

This artwork comes framed with museum quality UV glass and a box style painted wooden frame.

£780.00

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Gill Walton is a professional figurative artist who currently works from her studio in the Eastern Scottish Borders exhibiting new work regularly. She is also a part time lecturer in fine art and art tutor and through thorough research, she has developed a deep understanding of artists from past centuries such as Caravaggio, Turner and Vermeer. She often adopts their approaches in her own work while developing new contemporary methods.

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Weight 1450 g
Dimensions 30.00 × 30.00 × 0.40 cm
Details

oil on aluminium, original painting measures 30 x 30 cm unframed. Frame TBC

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This striking painting by Scottish artist Gill Walton is an original work created exclusively for the Curious Egg Art Room. The piece is one of two new pieces created with oils on Aluminium to give a beautiful almost translucent quality. ‘I love drama and narrative in paintings and the ones you see here are based on performers in the peking opera. I collect chinoiserie and willow pattern porcelain and I’m inspired by the delicacy of movement yet the strength of the opera performances. I decided to make the figures look like they are made of strong porcelain, I also played with the colours in the headdresses deciding to use a strong cobalt blue which is the pigment used in the traditional willow pattern and paired it with my favourite yellow. My painting practice is slow, using many layers of very fine paint, the faces and expressions change many times during the process depending on how I am feeling that day. These faces more than most reflect those changing moods. The meaning in my paintings lies in the emotion that you feel from them, with these it changes every time you look at them’ Gill Walton This artwork comes framed with museum quality UV glass and a box style painted wooden frame.

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