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ABSTRACT PAINTINGS

Like many others, during lockdown in 2020, I could not visit my studio as much as I would have liked but I was very fortunate to have a lovely garden which allowed me to create outdoors. So, on one of my studio trips I raided all my spray paints and grabbed a stack of reclaimed wood which I had collected many months before in the hope of using one day (the wood is from Camembert boxes as my studio is next door to a big cheese supplier in Edinburgh).

 

The paintings were created by spraying and masking paint, layer after layer. It was the perfect process during lockdown as I could dip in and out (around home schooling) as there was lots of drying time needed with each piece. This body of work on the surface is very different from my cut-out drawings, but many elements are similar. My love of bold block colour created with spray paint, mounting the round board with a drop shadow behind it. I loved layering up the colours and experimenting with overlapping and obscuring elements is something I am planning to explore further in other drawings.

This photo shows a painting by Martha Ellis. It is a round piece of wood painted bright colours in lines and triangles. The colours in this painting are yellow, light green and two shades of blue

ROUND 01

Layered spray paint on reclaimed plywood.

Painting 18cm or 7'' diameter

Backboard 30/30cm or 12/12''

£175 

This photo shows a painting by Martha Ellis. It is a round piece of wood painted bright colours in lines and triangles. The colours in this painting are lime green, light and dark teal and yellow

ROUND 02

Layered spray paint on reclaimed plywood.

Painting 18cm or 7'' diameter

Backboard 30/30cm or 12/12''

£175

This photo shows a painting by Martha Ellis. It is a round piece of wood painted bright colours in lines and triangles. The colours in this painting are yellow, light green, dark teal and dark grey

ROUND 03

Layered spray paint on reclaimed plywood.

Painting 18cm or 7'' diameter

Backboard 30/30cm or 12/12''

£175 

This photo shows a painting by Martha Ellis. It is a round piece of wood painted bright colours in lines and triangles. The colours in this painting are yellow, lpink, light and dark teal and blue

ROUND 04

Layered spray paint on reclaimed plywood.

Painting 18cm or 7'' diameter

Backboard 30/30cm or 12/12''

£175 

This photo shows a painting by Martha Ellis. It is a round piece of wood painted bright colours in lines and triangles. The colours in this painting are light organe, pink, light green, light and dark teal

ROUND 05

Layered spray paint on reclaimed plywood.

Painting 18cm or 7'' diameter

Backboard 30/30cm or 12/12''

£175 

This photo shows a painting by Martha Ellis. It is a round piece of wood painted bright colours in lines and triangles. The colours in this painting are yellow, light and dark blue

ROUND 07

Layered spray paint on reclaimed plywood.

Painting 18cm or 7'' diameter

Backboard 30/30cm or 12/12''

£175 

This photo shows a painting by Martha Ellis. It is a round piece of wood painted bright colours in lines and triangles. The colours in this painting are pink, light green and dark blue

ROUND 08

Layered spray paint on reclaimed plywood.

Painting 18cm or 7'' diameter

Backboard 30/30cm or 12/12''

£175

This photo shows a painting by Martha Ellis. It is a round piece of wood painted bright colours in lines and triangles. The colours in this painting are pink, red, light green and dark blue

ROUND 09

Layered spray paint on reclaimed plywood.

Painting 18cm or 7'' diameter

Backboard 30/30cm or 12/12''

£175 

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