For the time being I’ve declared this painting finished, but who knows I may come back to it.
La Maroma is the focal point of a fertile valley dotted with Fincas, vineyards and groves of olives and avocado.
Analogy or metaphor? I confess I’m unclear on the difference between these concepts.
Imagine lying on your back in a woodland clearing. Its a warm afternoon and looking up through the branches the sky is cloudless and deep blue.
I remember being drawn to closely examine one of Turners wonderfully light, wispy amorphous skies and was fascinated to find the subtle highlight in a cloud was in fact a thick smear of paint.
I have a primary objective for my art and several separate strands of work, recently theres been crossover and it feels like a trap I’ve fallen in to.
Working with the natural world as a source of inspiration as well as subject matter I have come to appreciate how everything in our world, the universe even, has its role to play in the great scheme.