Aura 3 (Screen Study)

Still maintaining the monochrome, this painting explores differences in the way my paintings are read, when the digital black and white monochrome was replaced by an alternate hue. Choosing a gradient of dusty rose tones, the painting combines a digitally edited palette and merging of images with a screen edited solarisation. The final painting is illusionistic, forming a debate surrounding the level of truth against illusion. As a photorealist painting (one that exaggerates a reality), it attempts to imitate the original image, whilst still imitating a reality - the painted image is a representation of an image which was once a representation of a reality.