John Finnie Street
John Finnie Street (Blue and Gold)
Acrylic on canvas
For me, painting has become less about detail, and more about mark making.
I can dot and dash my brushes all over a canvas, using colours that will both bully and play with each other, in order to give the impression of John Finnie Street, without ever having to think about what a window, a brick, a doorway, a traffic light, or a car should look like.
Although, the finished product is a recognisable image, the process is hugely abstract.
This is when I can fall in love with a painting, because it’s nothing but shapes and colours, disguised as a street in Kilmarnock.