Pearl Twink. Lagos, Lekki

I have started to work on a new piece. It is a portrait of a young single mum of 4, who lives in a privileged district of Lagos, called Lekki.

I have started to build up the underpainting using several layers of paint and washes of colour. The next stage will include experimentation with ‘washing’ the under image off. This is a part of my reflections on discussions with Jonathan during my most recent tutorial.

I have also created an extensive mind map of the possible meanings of ‘washing’ in order to embrace the full message contained in this powerful word in a variety of contexts.

Currently, I am working on unstreatched and unprimed canvas. Therefore, I will be able to use varies chemicals and the washing machine to replace the old blasting process.

I will loose more control over and what remains on the canvas following a washing cycle will be purely accidental. The plan includes using different lengths of the washing cycle, varying temperatures and a number of washing powders including stain removers.

This initial image is below:

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