A busy week, and a queue of blog posts on the main Treasure Maps to complete...but I couldn't wait, I had to put this up here and see what it looks like on the screen.
It's acrylic on canvas, very roughly inspired by Diffwys, but it's also incorporating elements from all over North Wales to try and encapsulate the fascination I feel for the quarry landscape. This started with some sketches and drawings such as these:
Believe it or not, the foreground started out red, carrying over from my shipyard paintings. Petra noted that the green wasn't working and that the river was too blue. Since she is a full-time artist, I listened...and she was right, of course, although I was fond of the red. It was a little like this sketch below-
It's taken a long time with my quarry work, but I feel I might just be finding a vocabulary for my images now, a series of motifs which work for me and act as shorthand for my feelings about the place.
I also opened a shop this week on Folksy, which is a British equivalent of Etsy...we'll see how that goes. Here's a link: Folksy
I'm hoping this is going to be an ongoing journal showing progress on my own work- and showcasing other artist's who inspire me with their work.
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