Ross Tamlin

Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox
Enamel & Oil on Canvas, 33 x 33, $3100

Massachusetts

Massachusetts
Enamel & Oil on Canvas, 42 x 33, $3500

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Artist Statement

My signature work is the corrugated iron oil painting on canvas.
The smooth finish requires many layers including a canvas sealer, primer sanded back till the canvas is smooth. Layers of industrial enamel provide the underlying effects like rust and mottled appearance and then the colored enamel paint to make up the panels. This is all rubbed back to bring the underlying rust colors through and the weathered aged look. The text is then painted in. An oil glaze is painted on and when dry finished off with a solvent based acrylic varnish to give the painting a high gloss appearance.
Although I did well in art at secondary school, geography and Town Planning were my choices for Tertiary education. After a later change of heart and direction, I undertook a Fine Arts and a graphic arts course. These interests coalesced into the style of painting I do now. My paintings are a contemporary interpretation of landscape using text. The names are evocative of places people have lived or a preferred holiday destination and the mood is enhanced by the colours I choose. This technique is versatile and can be used to interpret other images and icons, including the American flag. All these influences have come together to produce the paintings I make.