Friday, 12 March 2010

Landscape patterns: 3

Another painting in the series of simplifying the landscape.

Farm

"Farm". Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 cm.

This one is loosely based on the fields round a farm near Lewes, and the road leading to it. Not that that matters: the idea here is to create an image on the balancing point between representational and abstract. I've tipped up the landscape, so that the horizon (and the sky) has disappeared, to show the patterns of the natural elements of fields and trees and earth, integrated with the manmade elements of building and hedges and roads.

On the one hand, this is a fairly realistic representation of the fields around this farm; at the same time, they create an abstract pattern: one which you probably couldn't produce if you just sourced it from your imagination.