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Friday, 31 July 2020

Tierra Grande

There were at least four of these signs on a road in the middle of nowhere in New Mexico, I presume it is the name of a nearby ranch? This is of course another in my The Big Sky series of paintings, this one again focusing on signs of Man's intervention in a vast natural landscape, a theme I'm warming to. The landscape is principally sagebrush which has quite a specific colour to it which I tried to get across in this picture... which I am not sure if I managed to get..... I'm not sure about this one, probably best to look at it in a couple of weeks time to reassess.
I think I have enough of these for the moment and am feeling the need to have a period of experimentation again, this time in using thicker paint. Although I am comfortable with what I have been doing I have a niggling thought that to be taken seriously in "Fine Art" the Look Du Jour is thick slightly abstracted paint and although I feel an artist has to be true to themselves in how they paint maybe it is worth trying in case it moves the work forward in a genuine way that is still natural to how I go about things... we'll see.
Oil on linen 30" x 20".
There is a step-by-step progress through this painting in previous posts on this blog.

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