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Tim Eden. Blade Runner 2049, 2017. Oil on canvas sheet, 6″ x 6″

I needed a way to keep my hand in the painting groove while I’m deep in the conceptual phase of a bigger idea. I thought I could try knocking out regular ‘small studies’ (6″ x 6″) but there was always that burning question…

What to paint?

The intention was to practice technique rather than the end result per say, and having to come up with a constant stream of worthy ideas seemed like it was going to be a little more difficult than I thought.

While this small study idea was bubbling around in my head, I went to the cinema to see the new Blade Runner film.

There were so many visually spectacular scenes, it gave me an idea – why not just paint images of things that I enjoy watching. It could be movies, bands… doesn’t matter. But it would be a subject I have some attachment to.

I vowed to start this exercise by painting an image from Blade Runner 2049 and see where things take me from there.

Tim Eden

Tim Eden is an Adelaide based figurative artist who paints mainly in oil. The principle theme throughout Tim’s art focuses on our existence and shared connectedness within a universe of energy. Tim’s work has been described as thought provoking and emotive.

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