jeudi 5 février 2015

Being wrong and right: some small winter paintings.

                                                              oil on card. 30x30cm

                                                              oil on paper. 30x18cm

                                                   ink and emulsion on paper. 80x60cm

oil on paper. 30x18cm

I wrote a piece a while ago entitled, Landscape doesn't go any where, and I was wrong because of course it is going somewhere all the time. It builds up and it gets ground down and it moves, often slowly , sometimes not.
We engineer it and given time it reclaims itself. It knows nothing of our endeavour and yet I still feel that we construct it mentally and emotionally no less so in painting which, in my case , is a landscape as metaphor in flux. I build it up and break it down. No painting is immune to my depredations. If they leave to go somewhere else then they are I suppose, inviable but if they stay with me then they are subject to change, not always for the better but that is the risk one takes.

2 commentaires:

  1. Beautiful, serious work. You might enjoy the landscapes
    at the following website:

    Tom Mderos

  2. Tom, It's a real pleasure to be directed to paintings that make one say, OhYes as they appear and I will continue to check in on his work. The I sought you out and had the same gut reaction. Images flitted into mind, Diebenkorn, Hopper, Mathew Smith, but the work of both of you makes me smile and that is a very very good thing. There is a raft of interesting blogs: some you may well know, Painters Table, Painting Perceptions, Sharon Knettel, Ilaria del Turco. People with interesting things to say who can back it up. Thank you for contacting me. I hope that we can stay in touch. Ian.