Ock Valley

This is a painting that again, like Evenlode, combines both landscape and figures in a constructed space of my imagination. Click the image for more information. It was made for a  friend who is a sculptor, and suggests ideas about travel and journeys. I really enjoyed painting it and unlike Evenlode didn't have a very clear idea on its composition as I started, so it evolved as it developed. It uses a visual language derived from the drawings the figures are based upon, and perhaps because it's a work on paper and is relatively small, it's as much 'drawing' as 'painting'; it feels like a tentative proposition rather than a full blown statement. There is a lot going on in the piece, so I'd like to take elements from this composition and develop them into larger works.