The Saltaire Studio

Creating a triptych

Creating a triptych

I have been experimenting with different sizes and different surfaces over the last couple of months and this painting was the result of two ideas coming together.

I had a number of small, 30 x 30 cm, wooden panels which I wanted to do something with but having just spent some time working on the letterbox series the square shape wasn't really working for me. So I decided to take 3 of the boards and temporarily fix them together to create a long, letterbox shaped panel on which to work.

First attempts were on the right track but the sky was looking a little too monochrome and didn't really work with the land. 

Paula Dunn Triptych

Paula Dunn Triptych

Paula Dunn Triptych

So I covered the whole painting with a translucent colour and started working into the painting again. 

Paula Dunn Triptych

2019-09-15 143604 from Paula Dunn on Vimeo.

 

Now the paintings were completed the challenge now was how best to frame them but luckily I have a fabulous framers who came up with the perfect solution! 

Paula Dunn Triptych

Each board was mounted on a panel which was then painted black to match the frame. This was then all framed with a floating frame.

Paula Dunn Triptych

This triptych has been named Storm Clouds over the Moors. 

 

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