When is a painting done?
I watched a film once about Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel. When asked when the ceiling would be finished his reply was always, ‘When it’s done!
But when is a painting done?
With this painting, what I loved was the flash of red. In fact the red fought against the real theme which was the pastoral green and the softening mistiness. So I set about to bring this painting into line with that theme. At the same time allowing that flash of red to have its say.
What I enjoy most about walking the landscape is the opportunity to see differently. As you caste your eye around, fresh things are seen. If you were to return another time, it would surely offer a fresh expression; something not seen before.
As I paint I walk through the landscape which is my work. It is a journey of discovery and challenge. This is what I aim to bring those who bravely save up and purchase my work. A new joy and delight each time it is seen. And as the light of each day changes as the hours pass – so will the painting. Oil on linen 66cm x 86cm framed in a white floating frame £2100