Clearing

So I have had enough of floating directionless on the sea of possibility, and have decided give myself something to steer a course for…    There is a spot I love in our local woods, a small tucked away abandoned quarry that makes a beautiful naturally sheltered amphitheatre.  By day it is a geological structure of scientific interest called the ‘De La Beche Unconformity’,  where the Jurassic meets angular Carboniferous Limestone with a geological age in between, swept away by a pre historic sea.  See more here.  By night it is a great spot for a camp fire, drinking and storytelling…

I thought I could use an image of it to give me the detail that seems to be missing from this project so far.  It still has the opposing dichotomy of day and night, but also provides a link back to my previous work…

Here are the first two steps in that direction.

Clearing Day

Clearing Day

Clearing Night

Clearing Night

I feel a bit happier about it all now that I have something to aim at.

The first steps are the freest but I felt I needed to add alot more detail into the day and start to explore looming shapes in the night…

 

Unconformity by Day

Unconformity by Day

Unconformity by Night

Unconformity by Night

Will need to go alot further yet but I think I’m heading in the right direction.

Any thoughts? Tell me what you think.

——————————————————–One week later…

Have spent some more time battling with the pallet of the Daylight painting and here is the latest stage…

 

The Clearing Day

The Clearing Day

Had a bit of a battle with the colours which were getting a bit out of control but have reduced the pallet a bit and  there are areas of it which are beginning to sing.   But I think there may be a fundamental flaw in the composition.  The Night scene works better because its more unified. This one is a bit to busy – busy’s good for getting across an opposing feeling to night, but it might not be best for this particular scene.

The Cold light of Day

The Cold light of Day

Not sure about this composition after all,  I think I’m going to have to throw it all in the air again….

 

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