Contemporary Six


David Bez - 'Red Headland' Original

Image of David Bez - 'Red Headland' Original

Acrylic with Oil Glaze
Painting with mount (unframed)

'Red Headland' depicts an etherial landscape in rust red and pastel blue. A formation rises on the horizon as if coming into focus through a clearing mist. The disturbed flock of white birds in the foreground are about to land on the lapping shore. There is a dreamlike quality to Bez's painting — of nowhere in particular, but somewhere beautiful.

Due to David Bez's experience in glasswork, he utilises a ‘faux vitrail' finishing glaze, a specific type of translucent yet bold glass paint like that found on stained glass. Next, Bez applies oil varnishes and silicates in sections of the painting to cause light to interact with each section differently, which adds depth and luminosity.