Artwork of the Week
‘Towards the Blackmount, winter’, Oil on canvas, 2014, 120 x 120 cm
This large oil painting was completed a few weeks ago before my trip to Brazil. At the time I thought I’d need to leave it for a while to make sure I was happy with it……and the two week long break for the Open Weekend and the flying visit to Brazil, were perfect. When I got back to the studio a few days ago and saw this painting, I decided that it was indeed finished.
The painting is based on an earlier smaller piece I did several years ago. I wanted to try and develop the image in this larger painting and have used thick layers of oil paint put down with a large course brush to build up the surface.
This painting will be included in my forthcoming exhibition at the Harbour Arts Centre in Irvine. The exhibition runs from November 28th 2014 – January 09 2015. I hope you can get along to see this piece.