7. Maiden Erlegh Weir 2, Watercolour and acrylic, 12 x 8cm, framed 23 x 18cm, £120
8. Oakwoodley 1, Watercolour and acrylic, 12 x 8cm, framed 23 x 18cm, £120
9. Ruin Abbey 3 , Watercolour and acrylic, 12 x 8cm, framed 23 x 18cm, £120
This work interprets different sites in and around Reading, adapting drawn or photographic appearances with a grid structure. The Oakwoodley piece used a digital drawing transfer before continuing with physical media, whereas the other pieces are entirely analogue.
I use a 12mm grid, often subdivided into 3mm or 4mm, against which the shapes and forms are developed. The 12mm measurement arose from work using credit card dimensions as a compositional tool, and it is the height of a card data stripe.
The palette is limited to Red Oxide, Ultramarine Blue, and Yellow Oxide or Raw Sienna, together with Titanium White.
For more about the artist, see RGA Gallery page: Michael Garaway