Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The roots of a fallen tree

The roots of a fallen tree, oil on card, 10.6 x 8 cm; 54 US$

I haven't painted many things close up for a while.

In his excellent book, "William Nicholson", Samford Schwartz describes a certain type of very closely scrutinised painting of nature, apparantly without artifice, and exemplified most recently by Lucien Freud as tendency particular to British art. He includes Stanley Spencer and the pe-Raphaelites in this current.

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