I have been making good progress on the paintings for the Gosport War Memorial Hospital, Daedalus Ward Project. Having settled on the tree motif, (see earlier blog post) I found a fabulous orchard just north of Portsmouth where I have gathered much inspiration from the trees and landscape. I am very grateful to the owners of the orchard and Farm Shop at Funtington for giving me permission to observe, photo and draw in their orchard.
I look at the texture of the wood, the layout of the orchard, and see that each tree appears to have an identity all of its own.
I then take my observations and build my composition from my insight into the space, and from my knowledge of dementia. (I lost my dad to Alzheimers) - and construct my image from these ideas.
So I embark on developing the composition - in simple charcoals to start with - then transferring the ideas onto the canvas...
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