Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Pastoral group


Pastoral Group

I have four or five versions of this figure group lodged around the studio, one even framed as a piece in its own right. Here then is a colour layout on the canvas to launch the new painting. The rocks and trees are taken from a local charcoal sketch and the rest has occurred over time.
The semi primitive effect works for me - more in the same vein may well complete the painting. These groupings seem to assemble themselves in my work without any conscious narrative or purpose in the planning. This frees the picture from any designed burden and allows it to inhabit any time zone without pressure.
The medium is oil on canvas and measures about 850mm square.


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