I am not normally the one for painting landscapes.
You will not find me with an easel on a hilltop or with a watercolour set beside the seaside beside the sea, and I would certainly not try and replicate a sunset from a photograph.
However I now find myself exhibiting two landscape (of sorts) paintings in two separate exhibitions, both in South Yorkshire!
I am not complaining, it's just funny how things workout. The Curators of the Galleries have been good enough to have given me the opportunities, and who knows I might dip my toe further into the water, so to speak. art4oka.com
Both Exhibitions run until the end of March and are open Wednesdays - Sundays
D31 Art Gallery Shop
French Gate Shopping Centre
Half-Moon, Distant Town
mixed media on photograph
Half-moon distant town: Painted with acrylic over pre-printed photograph, conte crayon and ball point pen is then added to enhance the imagined details. The title is influenced by early paintings of Paul Klee when he spent time in Tunisia, at a point just before he had his light epiphany moment. Orange terracotta represents the colour of stone that can sometimes be found in North Africa towns. Half-moon as the other half is in shadow.
Craft Workshop Building
The Story Part 9: Landscape
acrylic & conte crayon on photograph
Number 9 in the titling sequence, this has no bearing on any imagined storyline. Another viewpoint or point of view. Looking over the rolling fields of the agricultural landscape. The Autumnal colours mimic the fading leaves of the surrounding trees. Energy spent and vitality exhausted, welcoming the respite after a draining year. The “story” series of paintings are all created on a black and white photograph that captures a moment in time. The image is then over painted with acrylic and enhanced with natural shaded conte crayon. Trying to connect with a more “primitive” colour scheme, ochres, ash whites and black charcoal.