Featured Landscape Painting for winter 2013-2014
After The Storm
December brought gales a heavy rain which continued unabated for a month. Eventually the storm subsided into quiet days in January. Returning from a walk on Turnworth Down, my wife and elder son said they thought they had found a painting.
I went to see the oak and began work at once. The remainder of January, February and March entire, and on into April I worked without let-up for up to six days a week. When weather permitted outdoor work I worked in watercolour on site (primary paintings) or drawings. When inclement, I worked in the studio from the primary material. Finally, after about eleven weeks, I put down the brushes.
Is it finished? A painting is never finished; the painter merely stops at the point when he knows that he, personally, cannot improve it further at that stage in his development.
This was the only painting I produced that year.