A visit to Japan inspired Hermione Carline’s Kyoto series of paintings, “Waking up in a ryokan…on [a bed on] the floor with the dawn breaking, the light coming through these series of screens; it was just such a magical moment. That was the feeling I was trying to capture.” And so she does. But the process to achieve these ethereal images is complex and multi-faceted, involving photography, drawing, stencilling, scanning, over-printing, enlarging, dividing, re-photographing, and finally painting in multiple layers of oil paint to achieve the intensity of colour. The finished product is no longer quite like the given subject - but delivers a beautiful and lasting impression.
Hedge, issue 31, August 2014, pp58-64
Hermione Carline, Interior Structures Kyoto
Oil on wood, 81 cm x 101 cm
Courtesy of the artist