Throughout this term I have still thought profoundly about why I'd want to paint the landscape, why have I endeavoured with this theme for such an extended period of time, and why do I envisage it continuing for a long time to come.
When En Situ, I realised that the natural landscape is unassuming, undemanding and untamed, it doesn't prescribe any attention or any depiction. When I'm in the natural landscape it's almost as if a weight has been lifted, the soul is cleansed, thee's nothing pressured about that environment.
I visualise the painting process in the same way. A painting is not demanding, it only prescribes the amount off devotion that the person creating it, believes it deserves. Although at ties it is a challenge to try and transcribe what you believe is the most approproiate narrative, painting as a process is a purely contemplative and therapeutic process and I believe this is why landscape and the act of painting itself merge together so succinctly and so poetically.
Because I feel so at peace on site and I want to document my admiration of the landscape, painting seems to be the perfect accompaniment to satisfy this desire to transcribe.
Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/110371444250404026212/about