A remembered sky from a far too infrequent trip to the Pyrenees (they’re only an hour from home), a breeze sending clouds skywards in the early evening light. I like the atmosphere of this – the light pooling on the landscape, the hazy mountains receding into the distance. I think the land is more successful than some of my earlier paintings, and I like the sweep of couds against the darkening sky and the texture of the sky. But….I’m not convinced by the tonal qualities of the main clouds, I still struggle with this ( must spend a week just mixing colours & playing), and I still feel I’m timid with brush marks & quantity of paint for the big clouds where I think it needs to be bolder. It doesn’t quite have the fullness & luciousness that I’d like…hope you understand that?

A remembered sky from a far too infrequent trip to the Pyrenees (they’re only an hour from home), a breeze sending clouds skywards in the early evening light. I like the atmosphere of this – the light pooling on the landscape, the hazy mountains receding into the distance. I think the land is more successful than some of my earlier paintings, and I like the sweep of couds against the darkening sky and the texture of the sky. But….I’m not convinced by the tonal qualities of the main clouds, I still struggle with this ( must spend a week just mixing colours & playing), and I still feel I’m timid with brush marks & quantity of paint for the big clouds where I think it needs to be bolder. It doesn’t quite have the fullness & luciousness that I’d like…hope you understand that?

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June 2, 2024

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