The "Elements" series of paintings are more abstract than my usual style and very much influenced by my son studying geology at that time.
The paintings are acrylics on canvas but with added detail of collage and texture.
The subject, whilst still being essentially a landscape, also take into account what may be happening below the surface of the earth.
This is the first experimental piece in the"Elements of Landscape" series, a small painting on canvas with an additional surface texture of hessian and PVA.
This initial experiment worked and led on to all the paintings in the series.
Geographical and geological studies with a simple enjoyment of colour and the plasticity of the paint resulting in over twenty paintings during about a year.
A sample of which I have included here.
I will return to this theme at some time, I feel that I have not yet exhausted the idea or its full potential.
"Cliff & Sea" is a diptych inspired by the remarkably fragile and crumbling cliffs at Porto da Mos on the Algarve, Portugal.
Abstract in essence and heavily textured, I have attempted to represent the early morning light on these natural structures at the edge of Europe.
Decorative panels with both tactile and visual elements, they should be touched!
This painting took me nearly two years to paint & construct.
Measuring 36"x36", one of my larger paintings and one that caused me to think more about the "Elements" series.
Where was I going with this work?
I even have a journal documenting the whole evolution and development of the painting.