20 x 30 x 6cm
Oil and wax on board
This image of a single bold poppy is created by setting fire to the paint.
A strong, fearless flower emerging from the wisps and swirls of the unpredictable smoke. It can only hint at the extreme way in which it was created.
Red pigment is ignited, the fire sculpted to create all the tone and shading. A small touch of purple giving additional detail to the flower.
The molten paint has created an immense amount of movement in this piece. When contrasted with the light and shade it gives the artwork an unexpected feeling of calm.
Each painting created by fire is by its very nature, unique.
Find out more about the fire painting process below and watch it in action.
Painting with fire is dangerous and unpredictable. That's why I enjoy using it as a creative process. Beeswax, oils and resins are mixed with oil paint and applied warm to the canvas then ignited.
The paint can burn from within a few inches of flame to almost a metre in height. I sculpt the flames and smoke using a compressed air gun, which finally extinguishes the fire.
The end result is a complex mix of wax and oils similar to encaustic painting. The fire and soot create all the deep tones and shading. The hot molten paint mixture gives the painting movement, depth and a richness of colour.
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