Helen McInnis - 'Boat Songs'

Wednesday 10 - Saturday 27 November 2021

'I made the series Boat Songs in isolation during the 2020 winter lockdown. My method was to lay down colour in layers of brushstrokes as well as marks in pencil, charcoal and chinagraph. The marks were fixed with a layer of acrylic medium, then more layers of paint mixed with medium.

When starting out, I intended these to be non-representational abstracts but as I applied the paint and marks waiting for the paintings to ‘declare’ themselves, boat shapes appeared and I worked with these.