Summer Fields Oils on canvas board £ 50 $ 65
Hedgerows and fields where rabbits play.
Mark making. That is it. I make marks each day to tease
out a composition which might resemble something I have experienced.
Where I live I am immersed in landscape daily in all weathers and
see the effects of rain, snow, sun and wind on the fields around me.
I sometimes take photographs but mostly I just observe
and absorb the place, living the occasion. That is enough.
I make pictures which can remind me of something I have once seen.
Not an exact replica...that is not my desire. I do not want perfection.
I could never reach perfection as I paint...a perfect painting of a landscape would be too difficult for me to achieve. I would be wiping off, scraping down, beginning again for ever.
The joy and spontaneity would be gone. Perfection would become a dictator and I a slave.
No...I will continue to make marks and have the thrill of standing back to view my work realising that my loose brush stroke has suddenly become the landscape I wanted.