Doug Eaton Demonstration
Doug Eaton draws much of his inspiration from the beautiful area around The Forest of Dean. He used a photograph of a pathway leading into a wooded area as his stimulus for the acrylic painting he produced for the SWAS demonstration. Describing his style of painting as a series of “extremes” Doug used “mark making” as his fundamental method of application of paint, sketching with paint and blocking in with large shapes. One aspect of his extreme approach is to use non-naturalistic colours so we were treated to a demonstration of bright, vibrant colours applied with large brushes; almost a world of make believe. The drama in his paintings, a contrast to his relaxed presentation, is not planned but created spontaneously as he works. The result was a painting with not just a main focus but an image designed with interest in many sections of the canvas.
Jan Robinson: “‘Doug demonstrated exciting results from the use of bold lines, shapes and hot and cold colours combined to produce an evocative image of the Forest of Dean. Although, he didn’t finish his work on the night, Doug has promised to take a few photos for us as he finishes the paintings..”