landscape to abstract

From the winter landscape paintings before Christmas – see 2019 – I’m now using these colours to interpret the valley and moorland landscapes in abstract shapes, lines and mark-making, overlaying and scraping through using cold wax medium alternating with oil-rich layers. So here is the result, the new abstract with the landscape I used as my starting point alongside. Related Images:

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Climate Emergency Action

I’m now part of a parish working group to raise awareness about Climate Emergency and encourage action – we all need to do things differently. I have been looking at this for many years, having been part of the Green Tourism Scheme (Gold Award for my tourism accommodation here in Cornwall). So lots of the changes and suggestions I looked at then are now part of my daily life choices. For our parish Climate Emergency Action first event I have compiled a list: ‘50 Things We Can Do‘ which I hope will provide starting points for everyone new to this pathway of making better choices, and also encouraging even more… Read More

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Three Demands Bill

A global hunger strike is taking place by some Extinction Rebellion members – it began on 18 November and involved 526 people in 28 countries, 263 of whom were in the UK. The activists have vowed not to eat until party leaders support their climate emergency bill – a “three demands bill” has been drafted; it would require the future prime minister to declare a climate emergency, commit to net zero emissions by 2025 and establish a citizens’ assembly. The UK group of Extinction Rebellion has three core demands: 1) Tell the truthThe government must tell the truth about the scale of the ecological crisis by declaring a climate emergency, “working with… Read More

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last day of October

Enjoying autumn colours and gathering ideas and images for a new set of paintings on an afternoon walk today from the studio. The trees, hedgerows and the autumn colours: And now trees are shedding their leaves so I’m looking at the pattern of the branches against the grey sky: These images brought to mind a painting I did in 2017, and which I saw recently hanging in a lovely cottage not too far from here (it looked very pleasing). So here is that one: Related Images:

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Culture Declares Emergency

Humanity faces the combined catastrophes of climate change, a mass extinction of vital biodiversity and a degradation of ecosystems health. (https://www.culturedeclares.org/resources/why-declare-why-culture) This will have a growing impact on our lives, on people across the world, on wildlife, and on our planet for future generations. I , Jill Goodman, declare a Climate and Ecological Emergency I pledge to work with and support our community and local government in tackling this Emergency, and we call on others to do the same.  My intentions are: 1. I will tell the Truth Governments, and their public broadcasters and cultural agencies, must tell the truth about the Climate and Ecological Emergency, reverse inconsistent policies and… Read More

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