Raised beds – Interrogating the Domestic

Raised Beds was a unique collaboration between Djanogly Art Gallery and FDA students at Nottingham College and was a response to the Harold Gilman exhibition currently on show in the main gallery. I chose to try my hand at painting, specifically acrylic. I’ve never really painted before so it was a steep learning curve, particularly colour theory and mixing. I also chose to use a palette knife and early unsuccessful attempts with brushes. The palette knife seemed to free me up with being less precise about mark making and created some wonderful textures.

The final result in its box
Detail of some of the textures – note the cut out pieces of wallpaper I added