Sunday, 20 February 2011

Rockpooling




I've now concluded the painting I mentioned in the last post, which I've been working on for some months.

The photograph above shows it alongside another painting I did of the rocks and beach at Osmington.

I'll be sending both paintings to Gallery Tresco, where they'll be exhibited in the Sea Garden show which starts on 9 May.

In planning and working up this painting I used the smaller painting above, which was painted from life in situ, to ensure complete fidelity in the larger studio piece.

Rockpooling is about the relationship between the figure and the landscape. The weight, movement and light of the figure as it moves across the space in the landscape has intrigued and excited me for many years – and the commission title 'Rockpool' inspired me to produce this figure-in-landscape work on a large scale.

I will write more about the whole process in future posts.

3 comments:

Chris Rudge Renewable Power said...

Cool!.. Its been a while in the creating and I expect it feels good to complete :)

Anonymous said...

Well done, Harriet. I've been trying to work out who you've based the children on.

Is the painting staying on Tresco?


Chris

Jean Chalres said...

I love the way you're using colors on your paint. They really match with each other without getting confuse. Thank for sharing all of your work !
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