FLANDERS MOSS NEAR STIRLING
A series of small pieces in oil of the Flanders Moss area near to Stirling. This was Christmas Eve 2018, and as far as I could see the land was covered with frost. The paintings are a tribute to Charlie Carrick and his land. Charlie had died a few months previously after many years’ tenure of this beautiful farm.
The little pieces below are all an interpretation of the Bowland Forest, Lancashire, where I was working as a hostel warden in 2018 for a few days. The shapes of the hills and trees and enclosures in this ancient place are stirringly beautiful. I reworked the pencil sketches made each day into oil sketches, trying to distil the shapes and colours as simply as I could.
Below are some little pieces I have done recently from imagination. Perhaps they are indirectly from things I have seen or experienced in combination with the sugar rush I get when handling paint and its texture. I love to work from imagination or more accurately from letting my body tell me what to do.These are all acrylic paint on card. Some are available in the shop.