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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Trevone – north coast

Fantastic run (hashing with L2H3) this morning, starting at Trevone on the north coast, following footpaths to Padstow then along the estuary towards Stepper Point. It was a very low tide; we ran onto the beach at Harbour Cove, then the footpath to the old lifeboat station at Hawker’s Cove – tremendous estuary views – before cutting across to the coast footpath at Longcarrow Cove – stunning cliffs and views across Mother Ivey’s Bay to Trevose Head. A great walk route for anyone visiting north Cornwall, see the map   Related Images:

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winter landscape

Series 1: landscapes These winter landscapes (January-February) have a basis in a loose grid. Blocks of colour have been scraped over the original marks and colours, in horizontal or vertical gestures. Lines added or scraped through, perhaps derived from patterns of field boundaries, tracks or trees. An arching shape again laid over with a spreader, and other shapes re-stated. see gallery 1         Related Images:

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stillness

I love the different moods of winter. For a few days now there has been a grey mist across the valley, shrouding the hills. It’s very quiet. The trees veiled, motionless; steadfast; enduring. So for these paintings I’m using cold wax as a medium so that I can layer a veil over the darker tree-like shapes, than making marks either through the wax, or adding another layer.     Related Images:

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