Jolly Jacob (framed)
acrylic on board
30 x 30 cm
Catriona Hall paints in acrylic on board from her studio overlooking the surrounding windswept moors, it is these wild places that provide the backdrops for her subjects, which are the creatures and birds that inhabit this rugged countryside.
She is constantly striving to pare down the shape and form of her compositions for a certain primitive purity. Proportions are often skewed when searching for the perfect composition and balance and this enhances the primitive nature.
She sticks to an earthy palette which lends an old fashioned air and rarely uses blue. The paint is built up in semi-opaque layers for full opacity in planes of colour with little shading.