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2018 | AUGUST - DECEMBER
A little look into my process:

A little look into my process: With most of my paintings I start working on a lovely unprimed canvas using a variety of materials. 

It could be acrylic washes, ink, water, charcoal, oil pastel, or all of them! As the work progresses, the marks I make and the media I combine with them create exciting and interesting effects. 
My process is completely intuitive; I don't plan an image and I don't have a picture in mind before I start a painting.

When I work, there’s no dividing line between what I’m doing and what the painting is becoming. But I can sense when the work is almost complete – when all it needs is just one final line or colour. Sadly, sometimes the entire work is spoilt, and there is no "control z" command to reverse the process.

This isn’t as counter-productive as it seems - it’s all part of the process. Most of my work is really two paintings for the price of one: the more media there is on the surface (paste, glaze, washes, crayon marks), the more interaction there is between myself and the work, and in some ways it becomes a two-way conversation.

And, often enough, all is not lost - at a certain point of uncertainty it is the liveliness of the textured layers that will direct the final markings, with many happy results.

Please leave a comment - I love to hear what people see in my paintings!
Phone or e-mail me if you are interested.
+27 72 6070 778
info@tontogirl.com

HIGH VLAKTE II
2017
oil and pastel on canvas
HIGH VLAKTE II
2017
oil and pastel on canvas
HIGH VLAKTE I
2017
oil and pastel on canvas
HIGH VLAKTE I
2017
oil and pastel on canvas
HIGH VLAKTE I
2017
oil and pastel on canvas
I ONCE WAS
2017
oil and pastel on canvas
I ONCE WAS
2017
oil and pastel on canvas
IN BLOSSOM
2017
oil on canvas
IN BLOSSOM
2017
oil on canvas
IN THE MIST
2017
oil on canvas
IN THE MIST
2017
oil on canvas
NIGHTSCAPE
2017
oil on canvas
NIGHTSCAPE
2017
oil on canvas
SOFTLY SOFTLY
2017
oil on canvas
2017
oil on canvas
SOFTLY SOFTLY
2017
oil on canvas
THE LITTLE GREEN
2018
oil on canvas
THE LITTLE GREEN
2018
oil on canvas
THE  PEAK
2017
oil on canvas
THE PEAK 
2017
oil on canvas
THE MAZE 
2017
oil on canvas
THE MAZE 
2017
oil on canvas
MOUNTAIN FACE 
2018
oil and acrylic on canvas
GOING PLACES 
2018
acrylic and pastel on canvas
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2018 | AUGUST - DECEMBER

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