This is more of a sketch on the theme.
Monday, 27 October 2008
Sunday, 26 October 2008
Thursday, 23 October 2008
This was the first of a series of "edge of town " paintings, in which I have tried to paint the cusp space between urban and rural. I find ambiguity interesting as a way of delaying automatic labeling of spaces, hence hopefully triggering a deeper response in the viewer. The resulting painting is a bit too pretty , but is one of the very few I have done in this vein that does something like as it says on the tin.
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
Penclawdd, well known cockle fishing village used to be right next to sea, now theres a kind of void where the sea used to be, so the main character is offstage in space and time.
I suppose the implied absence of something is what attracted me to this scene. Its an idea I borrowed from Hopper.