“Over the Fence”

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“Over the Fence”, acrylic on 300.gsm. paper, 50cm. x  70cm. A break from Abstraction with a return to Landscape.  Many “en plein air’ studies eventually led to this painting. It is a subject that I have been returning to unsuccessfully until now.  I had always looked at the wider picture, when all along my only intent was to express the sensation of entangled undergrowth. What lies beyond remains a mystery.

“Primitive Landscape, 3”

Primitive Landscape 3

“Primitive Landscape, 3”. Acrylic on 300gsm. paper, 50cm. x  70cm.

After a few days spent away from the studio followed by hours of procrastinion, I finally decided to quit thinking and get back to work. It was a good decision. Familiar symbols appeared during the painting process, some were left to contribute to the final image, whilst others were subtracted. It is difficult to hold back; to allow the painting take its own course and not overthink or overwork it.