Pigment Study: 6 Shades of Black Oil Paint (detail)
Linda Roche
Collection: DUST 1.3

oil on canvas
1000 x 1000mm each
image copyright L.Roche

My practice is fundamentally concerned with process. I preset the format, colours and procedures for a painting at the outset and then allow chance and the environment to play a role in the outcome. The image unfolds as an interplay between intentional and unintended or chance events.

These paintings are from a body of work that specifically investigates the colour black. Six different shades of black oil paint were selected across six different brands. Pigments were mixed and numbered: 1-6. The roll of a dice determined the positioning of each shade across the three canvases.

Pigment Study: 6 Shades of Black Oil Paint (detail)