On show at Insight 2017, the flagship exhibition of Open Studios. Last weekend of opening at New Greenham Arts, Newbury, 11-5pm daily.
Such a good feeling – when something in a scene makes you want to paint, and then someone else gets it enough to want to buy it.
This was the first iteration of a view in Lancashire that I have since painted in acrylics – Lancashire Patchwork II. That version is currently on show at Sandham Memorial Chapel with Open Studios. This one has gone to a new home.
This should have been a something inspired by Morandi, the given theme of the roving sketchbook in the Cover2Cover initiative (Open Studios2017) currently in my possession. But I have just had a weekend in Lancashire and my visual thoughts are with bare trees and wintry landscapes, not the toned back paintings of pottery. I then thought I could reference Ben Nicholson with a landscape seen through a row of pots, but the view from my window (now just a digital photograph) felt more compelling.
It’s just a sketch – using acrylics and pastels on tinted paper – but there’s the beginnings of a bigger piece lurking in there. Once Signor Morandi has moved on.