Third in the Standing Stones/Voices of Our Ancestors series.
This one is actually painted on top of a colour under-painting, building up washes of acrylic and emulsion in black and white allowing hints of colour and texture to come through. Over that is laid the drawing of the stones, trees and landscape in charcoal and pastel.
The stones in this painting are inspired by a couple of familiar sources, Long Meg in Cumbria, UK, and the Ring of Brodgar in Orkney. The composition however, is entirely my own. These landscapes are not real places. These are internalised, poetical landscapes. They tell stories, describe relationships and evoke memories.
Read more about this piece on my blog at: http://losdave.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/cuimhnigh-cosan.html?view=flipcard
Acrylics, emulsion, charcoal, oil pastel.