This painting has a look and feel similar to “Edge of the Woods“. These paintings originated from a photograph which I included in the post about “Edge of the Woods”. This painting is less photographic. Its the same scene with the viewpoint moved to the left. Its imaginary from the point of view that if the viewer was standing in this new viewpoint this is not what he/she would see because of the undergrowth. I know the drainage drain and bridge are there, so the scene is ‘constructed’.
Having a photo is good as it keeps me from drifting too much into ‘fantasy’, i.e. relying on imagination and memory. These types of paintings have a dreamlike appearance (see “Woodland“, “Season of Mists“, “Bluebell Wood“) and sometimes too much so. A little shot of reality, now and then, is good. Its the area where the world of the artist and the world of viewer overlap, the ‘common denominator ‘ to use a mathematical term.
Technical stuff about this painting is at the post previous to the last (here). Here is the video of the painting process.
Beautiful painting and demonstration! I like the fact that you left the drainage drain in the painting and did not choose to omit it. Very well done.
Thank you. Yes, sometimes quirky little items in a painting add to the sense of realism.
Per usual, a beautiful painting. I was wondering what you do with them all once they’re finished?
Thank you Claire. Previously I would exhibit, sell, give to my children. Now I have 60+ drying, which are the subjects of 60+ videos, which makes them more than just paintings, and I really don’t know what I will do with them. I have older paintings, some of them 40 years old, stacking up everywhere. As you can guess, I hate parting with them, I don’t like exhibitions for selling, and all that entails. I’m sure I think of something.
Hi Liam – thank you for liking my blog post today. I am in awe of these videos you make. To see you in action is a true gift. Obviously you enjoy painting immensely! Lucky for all of us who are inspired by your creative spirit. Thank you!
And thank you!
your paintings are beautiful. i love the time lapse videos too.
Thank you Michelle.