Thursday, 16 March 2017

New painting

I have just finished this painting in acrylic in Michael Winters class  called Travellers Tales.  I chose a favourite place of mine - Preikestolen or Pulpit Rock, Norway where I walked in 1968 with my friend Janice and again in 1974 with Val.  It was a 4 hour hike mainly over big scree rocks but the fantastic view was worth it. The rock at the top is a big flat square and now seems to attract big crowds of people on it.  No one when we were there.

This painting is made in acrylic on a canvas 100 x 70cm and it is stylised to give my interpretation of the photo and my experience. Hope you like it.  The original photo which inpired this is below.

Pulpit Rock acrylic painting

This is the original photo which was a scanned slide.   I bought a postcard of this view in Stavanger and took it to the tourist office to find out how to get there.  We had a car so crossed a fiord on a punt and drove on unsealed roads up into the mountains.  There was a log building for group accommodation in a meadow and a sign for the hike.  Slashes of red paint on the big scree slope showed us the way.  The second time I came we decided to free camp in the meadow but the midges drove us out very early in the morning.

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