Friday, August 6, 2010

In a forest

In a forest, 9.3 x 11 cm, oil on card

Paintings like this, of foliage, have virtually become a sub-genre of mine.

Brasil, or at least the island of Santa Catarina, rarely offers the sort of mediated landscapes which are so characteristic of England: meadowland punctuated by copses or small woods, ideal for hunting. Either things are densely wooded here, or they are open. Ergo, the sort of classical landscape where you have clearly defined fore, middle and far distances, is less easy to find in nature.

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