Nature reconstructed

nature reconstructed
nature reconstructed
nature reconstructed

This piece has grown far beyond what I envisaged when I started out, but in a good way. The original composition was intentionally minimalistic with the straight grasses. As well as this full image, I took a number of shots of the details – the lines and the tape, to make some quite abstract images.

The second layer was added to break up some of the lines of the grasses with some less regimented elements but I felt that it then needed a foreground. That was introduced first thing today having harvested some more material from the garden and the compost bin which we share with my neighbour who is a keen gardener — there are often interesting bits of pruning to be found…

I like the introduction of the yellow-green palette, I think it adds another dimension to the image and makes it more pictorial but I am still drawn to the simplicity of the first version of the work.


Recent posts from my Studio Journal

the seasons series

Spring—summer—autumn—winter

Or, actually winter—spring—summer—autumn. This four panel series, each one based on colours of the season, go rather well together. However, aesthetically they work better starting with winter… ⁠ 4 panels, each 8x8in, acrylic on paper on board 2021⁠.⁠

the seasons series

Just varnished

Once the sequence was sorted the pieces went together quickly. Without any joins the only fiddly bit was cutting the final strip to fit in the last gap on each.