Sunday, December 13, 2009

Notes from an Easel-Death of Winter work in progress part two by David Gough

There is something 1970's panoramic about this piece-my mind keeps projecting Hockney, Led Zeps 'Houses of the Holy' LP cover, and the backdrops of 'Watership Down'.

As a kid of that era, it's all too telling.

Despite the fact that the scene is from Californian vistas of Big Bear, there is something really parochially English about the work.

As a kid of that country, it's all too telling.

Another thing, as simplistic as the composition appears, distinguishing the indestinguishable has been a tremendous challenge-trees obscured by a blizzards guaze have meant rendering oil paint as thinly as a watercolorist-layering in light washes.

I'm getting there.

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