This is a mixed-media landscape painting on a 120m x 76cm deep edge canvas.
March is a Fenland town, the name of a month and a reference to walking with military precision. The Ides of March is best known as the date on which Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC. I think the name is very evocative.
This painting is semi abstract and expressionistic in terms of technique and style. It is based on my day to day experience of living in the dramatic Fenland landscape of East Cambridgeshire in England. The heavy texture of the painting combines gesso, organic plant material, dried seed heads 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. I have been influenced by the contemporary artists Anselm Kiefer and Gerhardt Richter.
mixed media on canvas