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Weetwood Moor

Horse

Weetwood Moor 28/10/17

Prehistoric rock carvings that can be found on Weetwood Moor

Cow looking at the artist

Drunk man on his way home

Heron

Swan and feather

At the bus stop

Studio

 

The paintings are made on small wooden panels and are based on photographs that I have taken on the walks. While painting them I am looking at Bewick prints enlarged to show the enormous variety of marks that he used to depict different surfaces. The painted brushstrokes that I use reflect these marks moving the images away from the photographic towards the printed image.

 

 

 

AlongsideĀ  the landscape paintings that come from the walks that I’ve been doing I’ve been making a series of images of men. All taken from Bewick prints they are isolated from their background and any other people, painted in monochrome, clinging to sticks and trees.

 

Branch man, oil on panel, 11 x 15cm

On one wall of the studio I have made a life-sized version of the wall in the bedroom at Cherryburn and am beginning to work out the placement of all the paintings.

 

Thinking about the installation

Wild Cattle

 

The Chillingham Bull

One of Bewick’s most well known prints is of a Chillingham wild bull. The Chillingham cattle have been living wild for several hundred years and on the 26th of October I visited Chillingham Park to see the animals, photograph and draw them.

 

 

Looking at the wild bull of Chillingham

We were escorted through the fields by a warden who warned us about not moving too fast or making too much noise.

 

Portrait of the artist as a wild bull

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