large landscape

After making a few smaller wooden boards of landscapes inspired by my wood prints, I decided that I wanetd to make a bigger painting. I felt as though, since I was trying to get across the idea of a person becoming part of  a landscape (rather than just ‘in’ the landscape) that I needed to allow the viewer to feel as though they were part of the landscape.

I wanted to create a thick oil painting, combining what skills I developed throughout the material project, and my love of Sam Douglas and Turner, to create a large atmospheric landscape.

To begin with, I used large brush strokes requiring large arm movements. I feel as though this adds more meaning to the painting as it not only allows the viewer to feel more enveloped in the landscape, but also shows my involvement in the painting and how I personally became part of the landscape. Each brush stroke clearly shows large, fast body movement, giving a wildness to the scenery.

My favourite part of this painting is the person, and although is dark and clear, it does not overshadow the rest of the painting, and become enveloped in it, almost as though the person could be the viewer.

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Author: alannah3012l5

I am a landscape painter who enjoys spending free time exploring and wandering through natural landscapes, understanding that the space I occupy in this world is tiny and temporary. The aim of my paintings is to evoke the same sense of wonder in the viewer that I experience while on my travels and to ignite the realisation that compared to our surroundings, we are miniscule and blend in, we are not above, nor do we have any higher importance than any other being or thing on this planet. My large oil paintings are designed to be displayed outdoors after being inspired by Katherine Grosse in the Venice Biennale, making them appear small in their surroundings, much like the people in them and the people viewing them. However, my zines and watercolours require more attention, showing that even smaller details contain whole worlds and landscapes of their own. Depending on our own experiences we see the prints differently. The text along with the images encourage the viewer to see the same landscape I see.

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