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.