I’m making the most of the last weeks of warm weather and getting out painting as much as possible. Alton Barnes is a very special place. No matter what time of day or day of the year, I can guarantee that the same view will feel different.
I’m also using the white spirit more to mark/ flood the painting to create these disturbances/ disruptions which look like an accident. I enjoy seeing the painting with a ‘ruin’. It also seems (to me) to say, ‘This work is transient, fragile, tainted, broken. And yet there is beauty there in that scar.’
Oil on Khadi paper (top and middle), and canvas (bottom).