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Print of 'IN LANDSCAPE 0471'

 

This picture is an imagining of visual experience of being in the the estuary where I live. Here I have tried to make the the largest of gestures sit well with the smallest; there are small pencil lines that link and play around these largre watercolour strokes that represent the larger visual aspects of this landscape by the river,

 

I make the watercolours on a japanese paper with the idea of conveying what could be called 'direct experience', where I try to show the first building blocks of what it might be like to see a landscape for the first time. I use the simplest brush gesture to describe basic motifs of landscape; land, sky, water, tree and horizon with all the tones, compositions and relationships within. I think of these sometimes as 'bold glimpses'. There are more details about the watercolours on the main site. 

IN LANDSCAPE 0471