Mixed Media on Canvas 50cm x 50cm
Experimenting with pigment found in pebbles, stone and rock I am crushing these and grinding them sometimes to dust, some left as course grit. Using this pigment in my paintings has encouraged me to experiment with texture and naturally occurring colour pushing me out of my comfort zone. This painting is based on a small section of the River Wharfe near ilkley in West Yorkshire where I brought my children in balmy warm weather to play, paddling, swimming, skimming stones and picnicking away from the crowds. These were precious times spent together when they were young and I was a whole lot younger!
The water is often a rust colour, tinted by the surrounding environs. Lines and shapes are created by the river’s erosion and marks are made by human activity, ploughing the fields or just walking, creating well worn paths alongside.
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