Wednesday, 6 January 2010
New Year ... Work in Progress
There is a really good quote about feelings that you can read on my friend the photographer Mark Lang's website http://www.marklangscapes.com/ and it was echoed by a comment on this blog site from the abstract artist David Weir http://davidweirart.blogspot.com/
The quote on Mark's site rang loud bells with me in relation to my landscape work. It puts into words what I am looking for in my own work - here is what he has to say:
"I would like to think that in my work there is a sense of the spirit of the land. That in every rock and tree there is an awareness of a presence just as tangible as that of a human form, and that everything we see in the landscape deserves our love and respect."
The above painting is a work in progress measuring 100 x 100 cms. The spirit of the mountains here eluded me for the first three years....but I think something may have slotted into place. It could possibly have come about from the abstract work I started to do before Christmas. I hope it conveys some of the sense of awe that the mountains inspire, their rugged masculinity - their extraordinary contrasting moods.