Monday 10 February 2014

In the deep mid-winter.

I much prefer the bare bones of a winter landscape to that of summer.

It strips bare, and rids the subject matter of unnecessary clutter. I paint the structure rather than the clothing; the skeletal remains rather than the war-paint.

There's always some colour in winter, whether it be from reflected light or from dead or alive plant life. However, I still prefer to work mostly in black and white. 

I'm currently working on some larger paintings that, hopefully, will demonstrate a combination of both. 

Watch this space.


  1. such beautiful colour..... feel like I'm living life in black and white at the moment....thank you

  2. That sounds good Cro, I'd love to see more of your work.

  3. Met a bloke selling a genuine one of those down Portobello Market...

    1. I've just been reading about him. £250 sounds a bit cheap!

  4. Color is good as the black and white of winter has gone on too long. It has been a difficult season for us all over the US.

  5. I must say Cro that both the farmer and I prefer to see the alder trees, of which there are many on our estate, when they are bare of leaves and their 'real' shape is revealed.

  6. When the leaves are absent the space between the trees is as interesting as the trees themselves.

  7. Reminds me of the colours of Hockney. I like and works very well.


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