Saturday, 29 August 2015

The seeing eye.

                               Sun Stripe    Oils on board  4 x 8 inches   SOLD

Once upon a time I looked but did not see.  Then I realised what I was missing.  I learned to see differently...shapes and blocks of colour instead of things.

 27th August.  This is just a little grass track, a wheat field before harvest and a few trees....nothing very spectacular.  A scene possibly overlooked except for one thing on this particular day.  Sunlight.

At the left is our tall hedge which ends halfway down the track.  After this the fields are open and the midday sun streaked across the wheat.  The effect was really striking and caught my eye.   Painted fast and loose, this little study reminds me of that moment.

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