'After The Rain', oil on canvas, 60 x 210cms
This is a new painting that I made the other night that is based on the large charcoal drawing of the motorway, which I posted in May. It’s a very different response to the landscape than the other paintings I have been making recently: it feels more considered in its rooting in a more specific place and better for it. I enjoyed doing it more too. Having done much more preparation beforehand really helped me concentrate on just being able to deal with the act of painting.
I’m not sure what I think of it yet, but I like this about it. It feels like I’ve taken a different path and I’m breathing some fresh air at last.