‘A late December afternoon, Glen Lyon’, Oil on canvas, 2016, 80 x 80 cm
Over the last few years I’ve gradually been developing my use of traditional oil colours. and this is one of my most recent paintings. As with most of these new pieces, this is created using, for the most part, a very large old horse hair house painting brush. The paint is put down in thick layers that I allow to dry, or almost dry, before adding more paint. The course bristles of the brush create marks in the paint surface and help me to generate the textured surface that I like.
This painting is based on an earlier small acrylic and pastel work I did about 10 years ago, following a cold winter walk in Glen Lyon. I always liked the original and I thought it would be interesting to re-visit the subject using oil and on a larger scale too.
A selection of these new oil paintings along with many smaller acrylic and pastel works are always available at my studio and visitors are always welcome to call in. You can contact me to check on my studio opening times: 07742 437425.