Cotton-Mouth acrylic painting. 80×60 cm, mouthed on a stretcher frame and ready to hang. This artwork is one of my splash paintings. I do the background work first attacking the canvas in a variety of different ways.
For this picture, I initially splashed, scraped and sprayed the canvas to achieve a bright coloured and heavily textured background. Once I had completed the background work I thought for a while deciding on the composition of the face, once the composition was decided I painted in the rough outlines and used a roller to block all the colours outside of the face. Eventually finishing off by filling in all the bold black lines.
The name of the painting refers to the condition of having a dry mouth, normally after imbibing certain substances.