I am currently quite far through a new painting depicting Aonach Mor, a mountain in Scotland near Ben Nevis. It's a large ambitious piece and a subject i have never attempted before in my art. Having recently visited the Highlands i felt like i wanted to respond to the stunning views and the feelings it evoked when i traveled there. Aside from the obvious beauty of the place I wanted to continue working on a theme that has been in my work for the last couple of years.
Before i even started on this new body of work i knew that i wanted to express a sense of space and stillness. I wanted no figures, no distractions and to capture nature as i saw it. The first painting is going well and I look forward to completing it.
My recent painting of The New Navigation pub has been on my mind of late and i may make a few adjustments before it is exhibited. Most painters i know face the difficulty of knowing when a piece is finished and something has not felt right about the piece for a while. Just a few little changes i think.