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  and it was echoed by a comment on this blog site from the abstract artist David Weir

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.


  1. Hi Annie - loving the new painting. Strong, but soft as well. Look forward to seeing more.

  2. Hi Annie,
    I found your blog list on bloggers network. im not much into abstract painting so i dont understand it much but i definatly definatly love the way you use colours and create landscapes.subscribing to your blog and hope to learn more from you.