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Long Day On The Tarrens
Original Landscape Painting
Acrylic Paint on Board
Board size H 30 cm x W 30 cm x D 0.5 cm
Framed size H 33 cm x W 33 cm x 3 cm
Sold Framed in a White Wood Float Frame
Please note that In Situ images are purely an indication of how a piece may look.
Long Day On The Tarrens is a contemporary piece using acrylic paints and charcoal on board by Mary Scott.
It is inspired by a time, many years ago, when I was working as a geologist, mapping the hills south of Cadair Idris in southern Snowdonia. The rock strata, some 450 million years old, are monotonous dark grey mudstones, but on a glorious long sunny day, the hills are a glowing patchwork of colour.
Recalling memory, experience and emotion of special places, captured and imprinted on my mind, is very important to me when I paint. I have had a lifelong love of being immersed in ancient landscapes and wild places, enhanced by reading earth sciences at university. My approach to painting is largely intuitive. I may start out with a sense of direction, but then investigate colour, shape and textural mark-making in an open and exploratory way, building thicker and thinner layers of paint and glazes, before scraping back to discover what lies beneath. This process of revealing glimpses, half-hidden things and curious marks develops contrasts between the ancient permanence of rock formations, landscapes developing through time, and the present and future possibilities of the elements above.
Based in Shipton-under-Wychwood in the Cotswolds, in 2020-21, I am excited to be heading regularly to St Ives, Cornwall, where I will be taking part in the year-long mentored Porthmeor Programme at the School of Painting.
Size: H:33 cm x W:33 cm