We Cannot Say… painting

‘We Cannot Say We Were Not Warned’ Click images to see a larger size, and click the arrows to go on or back This painting is on canvas, 30x120cm The title is from an article by Astra Taylor, in which she talks about her book Democracy may not exist but we’ll miss it when it’s gone: www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/01/bad-ancestors-climate-crisis-democracy And aout her documentary film, What Is Democracy? https://jacobinmag.com/2019/08/what-is-democracy-film-astra-taylor Related Images:

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autumn storm painting

I was attracted to using a different shape of canvas to help this composition, Autumn Storm – of trees along a hedgerow, of sky, with movement along the painting as we do when we walk in the open countryside or even travelling in a car and watching the passing scenes. So here in the painting which is 30cm x 120cm (12x48in), and showing four linking details. Click on each for a larger view and use the arrows below each image: Related Images:

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tidy up!

A big tidy up this weekend to prepare for open studio which starts next Saturday.  Some of the canvases need cleaning up on the edges, and add the fixings. Then looking at how to arrange the hanging space.   Open Studio is Sat 27th May to Sun 4th June. I will be here from 11am to 5pm each day and would love to see you.   Directions Between Launceston and Liskeard, turn off the B3254 opposite the North Hill turning, at next crossroads turn left and follow my open studio signs to park in the field and walk through the garden to my studio. Then you may like a stroll… Read More

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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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valley walk

Walking from home, to Bathpool and along Lynher Lane before following footpaths criss-crossing the river as far as Trebartha – a glorious morning, then lunch at the local pub. See the map Starting 2 paintings, looking across the Lynher Valley to the fields, wooded hillside and Bearah Tor, Bodmin Moor. This is the under layer, and these colours may come through later, and the second painting, below left. Both 70x50cm.   Update 25 October Working again on this it changed so much – colour and composition – I’ve added it to the Bodmin Moor/granite series. See the gallery Related Images:

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