On the way to Hobart (Tasmania’s capital city) some months ago, we passed a field that was grassed and there were 5 trees in a row. It looked a little strange. Why were those trees there and it that particular formation?
The dry, grassy hill with 2 dead trees in the background made for a composition that I had to paint.
I find this type of scene very meditative, calming and relaxing, the result of not including too much detail. Most of my Midlands series is lacking in ‘heavy’ detail. I seem to be gradually making my paintings simpler and I like this approach. It’s hard to work out what one isn’t including, more so that what to include.
I want my pastels (where possible) to contain only as much information as is needed, the rest is up to the viewers’ imagination.