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I like to paint in the same place for several months doing all sorts of colour samples and sketches. I tend to find a quiet place like in this gorge with 7 waterfalls and enjoy going there with my dogs to paint. I enjoy exploring it from all different viewpoints, walking around it, and generally getting to know it in depth.
I find that from studying the place for a long time I get to the bottom of it eventually and something quite loose, colourful and big comes out at the end of a 6 month period. I won't show you here as they were done in the studio, you can visit my blog if you're interested. See below for details. It seems I'm the only one who paints like this here, but I have read articles about other artists who do many many studies before tackling the 'big picture'! Peter Lanyon for example, a Cornish artist in the 50's from England, worked like this.
Anyway, I thought I'd explain a bit about my way of working. I suppose I'm heading in an abstract direction...we'll see, but this is the way I feel I should go. I'm more interested in the feeling of the place, or painting the feeling I get when in the place than the visual picture.
I am painting myself reflected in the landscape. I can feel figures in parts of my landscapes.i.e. when painting beaches I feel the forms of sand are my body. I read in a book about art by Agnes Martin "Say to yourself: I am going to work in order to see myself and free myself. Whilst working and in the work I must be on the alert to see myself. When I see myself in the work I will know that that is the work I am supposed to do." When I read this I felt great relief as if I'd understood what I am painting.
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I've been back every day to this spot to try and catch the light on the fields and the shadows on the hills..but they move so fast and the drawing is tricky..I go straight in drawing with my big long brush. I took my two sketches I did in the morning and together with a photograph did this...I've not painted like this before but I feel it's what I'm aiming at: tone and limited palette. There's still more work to be done.…Continue
Posted on September 6, 2012 at 4:00pm