I sold quite a few of these wide format paintings and the stock of frames ran low so I ordered another batch and since then I haven’t painted anything in this style. With a few exhibitions coming up I decided to rectify that and here is the first one. This is of the low flats that run inland from the sea where I live. I am a sucker for the powerlines which run along the raised roadways and the low mist that hangs over the grassland in the mornings. Once again sticking to the three colour palette.
This is a piece I have just carved which is made up of a trunk which was cut into two and then joined together to increase the width. I wanted the feel of water being thrown aside by a sudden force , like a rock hitting the surface.
One of the problems carving tree trunks means that the subjects tend to be long and thin which can be a bit repetitive. This was an attempt to get greater scope. The actual join was not entirely satisfactory as the trunk was too big for my circular saw, but I managed to fill the gaps.
Not sure about the impact of the piece, but you can only try.
A change of pace and medium. I get given small trunks of trees and the sizes rather restrict the possibilities, but I was pleased with the outcome of this one. Carving through the outer wood and into the heartwood gives some interesting tonal changes. The strip of wood has the feeling of fabric in freefall.