Hedge and Weather Oils on gessoed 140lb paper 9 x 13 inches
£ 280 $ 350 In a cream hand-painted wood frame.
This painting may be purchased unframed.
Please email me for a revised price
The.weather is getting stormy and wet along the hedgerow.
An expressive study on this autumn day.
I have been emailed this week by a viewer in USA saying he loves my abstract landscapes.
He thinks my paintings are close to crossing the line into realism.
Do I ever paint realistically?
My reply. I could take a photograph which would come somewhere close to realism.
However, when I look at a subject I see atmosphere and a sense of place.
Realism is not for me to depict. My aim as a painter is to make marks trying to come somewhere close to the emotional response I feel or felt at the time.
Abstracting detail and moving the oils around helps me to do this.
If I began painting realistic details I would lose the essence of my way of working.