Running out of Coal by Sarah Jack
‘I like portraying old, weather-worn, isolated and derelict cottages, farms or outbuildings using textures to capture the scene. My aim is to put into my art the deep experience we have when we are absorbed by something so moving and captivating – a something we cannot put into words as it does not do justice to the experience we are having. Overall my intention is to put into my pieces, feelings we have when we see beauty in nature and in our history, crumbling plaster and the traces of peeling paint inside a dilapidated farmhouse past repair, a collapsed roof of an old, abandoned cottage that has it’s rafters exposed or an old, tumbledown dry stone wall where the remains of the building nearby can barely be traced under our feet.
I’m inclined towards a mix of media, acrylics or inks, before bringing the piece together with the use of oils. This process creates the depths and ages my artwork, with textures being revealed from underneath the pigment. I use a limited palette when it comes to colour, very often inclined towards blues and browns. I also like to experiment with the effects that wire, scraping, wiping and sanding can have on the mood of a piece often using my hands, rags or spatulas rather than a brush.’
Out of stock61 × 91 cm