Artist Euan Macleod talks with Maria Stoljar in his studio

Artist Euan Macleod talks with Maria Stoljar in his studio


But I always like painting right up to the time because when you’ve got a show coming up you feel like that’s all you’re doing you’re selling stuff you’re in a different mode a public mode it’s nice to actually keep painting so it’s a wash – it’s basically a wash over the top? Yeah and you haven’t got a lot of control over it so it’s sort of kind of interesting really what it does and I’ve done it with white a lot but not with this colour Well it’s sort of not dissimilar to that one on the left? Yeah so I’ve done it with the white before and it’s like the white and the black envelops the figure yes! oh my god look at that that is incredible well people like to see it in your studio people love to see inside artist’s studios even I do – I love going to other people’s studios it’s fantastic and it’s quite a special thing a lot of artists don’t like to show you inside their studios it’s their private spot I don’t mind actually I quite like it So the painting itself came quite quickly and I had done a lot of studies for it and I’m working with acrylics mostly acrylics now and one of the problems with them is that you never quite know what you’ve got until they dry they dry a lot darker again, it’s got these thin washes of white over the top which sort of give the sense of rain or mist or something or other I was very pleased with this one This is the painting that is now ‘Wakatipu Crossing’ – Lake Wakatipu where Queenstown
is – my literary advisor told me that ‘Canoeing in Queenstown’ didn’t cut it that was a shocking title actually his titles are very poetic and beautiful but I don’t think that people
would believe that I would be up to it so ‘Wakatipu Crossing’ – that’ll do that’s quite
nice but in this painting I didn’t have very much down and then I poured the white all over it and I was really pleased with how it went on I just like the way the whites are kind of enveloping the figures that they’re almost submerging them Thankyou so much for having me here it’s been brilliant Are you going to come along to the show as well? Of course I am! I wouldn’t miss it!

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