Sunday, 26 August 2007

Another sunny day...another painting...!

And here's another from this afternoon, found myself with a couple of hours free, so headed down the Cassington road once more. I spotted the view yesterday as I was walking home and it looks really good at 7.15...lovely shadows...might try and paint it again later in the week if the weathers good...anyway, gave it a go today at around 4.00 ish and came up with this...I've accentuated the scale of the hills a bit and shrunk the field...again, quite pleased, it's got a bit of life to it...am looking forward to assembling several of these...I might just get the body of work, to view as a whole that I'm looking for...was also reading from Hockney's "That's the way I see it" yesterday...I love the honesty in his painting...I find I take comfort and confidence from seeing what he does...looking at what he's done, seems to free me to try stuff like this...dunno why, that's just the way it is...

3 comments:

SueC said...

The lines on this one remind me of spiders cobwebs in early morning. :-)

Hildegard of Bingen said...

It interesting that you mention Hockney. I think his oils of Yorkshire landscapes (potencially a tame and trite subject manner - see Ashley Jackson) are amongst his most powerful works.

http://www.tate.org.uk/about/pressoffice/pressreleases/2007/9412.htm

He painted them for a friend who was dying and you can feel the love for his friend and the land in them.

I really love the direction you're going in Graham. Your water colours are starting to have a 'voice'. Keep challenging yourself.

Graham said...

There is an element of the spider web to the white lines isn’t there Sue…which is odd…as I hate spiders…:)

Thanks Hildegard, I’m enjoying the watercolours at the moment…It does feel like an interesting direction they’re going in :)