This is a mixed-media landscape painting on a 100cm x 76cm deep edge canvas.
Artificial channels and waterways etch deep lines through the Fenland landscape. In Winter, sluice gates are opened to control the inevitable flooding and farmland disappears once again underwater. This is a cyclical event....the land here occupies two different worlds....it's a form of schizophrenia. The painting is semi abstract and expressionistic in terms of technique and style. The heavy texture of the painting combines gesso, sand, plaster and oil paint. The material and paint is applied with a variety of tools including brushes and palette knives. The surface is built up in layers and glazes over a period of time.
sand, gesso, plaster, oil paint, acrylic