THE OUTSET (Lucy at Glen Clachan)

Acrylic, mica flakes, metal foil, paper and unbleached linen shirt fabric on canvas, 2023, 100 x 100 x 5 cm

On the first day of March, an expedition to the Trossachs with my daughter, to Kirkton Glen above Lochearnhead, where we walked up and down the forested valley. As usual I took lots of photos, some with Hipstamatic, mostly for the blog. When I checked them out there was an interesting one with Lucy’s head and shoulders appearing in the bottom of a photo of  a lone pine tree standing out from its neighbours. So this painting took that photo image and added it to an already existing abstract, sticking on paper and linen and painting over it, and in the end not leaving much of the original showing.