A dilemma of classification

The main thrust of my painting right now, which has been the case for about 2 years, is producing a collection of small paintings of texture and colour observed in nature. To this end I’ve been making expeditions to a variety of locations as frequently as possible.¬†Characteristically these paintings have been full of colour, pattern and detail but not classically composed as scenes. As they are part of a grand plan these paintings are shown exclusively on my Artists-Connect website page where they are not associated with any other artwork I produce

Occasionally I find myself in a situation where the opportunity to execute a painting of nature is limited or the subject so interesting I paint a complete scene. For these I have a separate collection on my ‘Projects’ website. Recently I’ve been to a few places where I’ve settled down to paint a great collection of natural forms growing together for the prime project and found I’ve painted scenes with distinct focal points complete with sky, background and foreground. I need to complete my project which will include about 48 paintings but I’m concerned that these recent ones will look out of place, so what to do?

The following images illustrate what I mean. All 3 paintings have been executed this month.

Hedgerow, A classic example of a collection of natural forms, colour and texture. One for the grand plan.

Hedgerow, A classic example of a collection of natural forms, colour and texture. One for the grand plan.

A view of Avonmouth docks. Although theres plenty of countryside the sense of nature didn't come across and the industrial scene was so interesting I completed this knowing it was for the "Projects' website.

A view of Avonmouth docks. Although theres plenty of countryside the sense of nature didn’t come across and the industrial scene was so interesting I completed this knowing it was for the “Projects’ website.

This is an example of the dilemma. A scene of trees and bushes but with a focal point of one of the ancient standing stones at Stanton Drew near Bristol.

This is an example of the dilemma. A scene of trees and bushes but with a focal point of one of the ancient standing stones at Stanton Drew near Bristol.

Rightly or wrongly my decision is that ‘Standing Stone’ is to be part of the ‘grand plan’ and will appear on the Artists-Connect site. My rationale is that the stone has become an integral element in the landscape and so weathered that its another natural texture.

I invite you to investigate my work at my websites. If you have a view please let me know.

www.artists-connect.co.uk

www.stuartnurse-artist.co.uk

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