Simon’s ‘As Cunning As A Fox’ paintings are inspired by and champion exploring the countryside and woodlands around us. The changing seasons, interesting buildings, wildlife, favourite locations in Cold Ash and Bucklebury and old farm machinery are illustrated in Simon’s unique heavily textured acrylic painting style.
Each ‘As Cunning As A Fox’ painting starts off with a sketch or several to refine the design. Simon takes reference photos to help jog the memory and to refer to for colours and light, but prefers mainly to draw from ‘mental snapshots’ of a suitable location and reimagine the scene. Then the final paintings are built up with layers of paper and board, texture is then added with an acrylic medium, before underpainting and lastly painting take place. Heavy body acrylics are used to add further texture to the finished piece.
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