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Before and After Challenge, Chris Bellinger

June 29, 2009

Notes on the Challenge:  Click here for complete details about the Before and After challenge. I will keep the challenge open for at least a couple of weeks, or long enough to get as many participants as possible.

I have decided to devote an individual blog post to each artist, so that we can take our time and comment as much as we like. I will post them as they come in. Please bear with me. This could take a while, but I think it’s going to be fun.

I hope you’ll go back through each post in the Challenge and share your thoughts.

Chris Bellinger

In Chris’ own words:

These are from my small series using polyfilla and acrylic. The canvases are 3×4 inches.

I wanted to make the painting lighter and I think this works though in the process it has been transformed. It is always a question of knowing when to stop.

At the moment I like to use paint thickly along with the polyfilla pushing forward the boundaries and seeing how far over the edge of the canvas I can go.
Chris 1

Before

Chris 2After

My take:  I can certainly identify with the fact that it’s not always easy to know when to stop. I think all artists have that in common. I like the deep texture and sculptural presence of this one.  As you may already know, I love excess!

Go to Chris Bellinger’s Blog for a look at more of his work, and don’t miss the separate page of photographs from his Fine Art Degree Show.


One Comment leave one →
  1. Sandra permalink
    June 29, 2009 6:34 pm

    Love both of these but especially the sculptural qualities and brighter colours of the “after”. So much imagination.

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