Saturday, 26 September 2009

In my dreams, I'm always strong.

I was listening to Mercury Rev and still get blown away by 'The Dark is Rising' It made me paint for the first time in ages. I've been down to the woods, just a few yards from the front door. There are some wonderful places in there with fantastic light and shade - I may stay with some woodland paintings for a little while, what do you think?

25 comments:

Peachtreeart said...

Absolutely beautiful and moody!

pippasporch said...

Welcome back, Steve, great painting to get you back in the groove again.

The only "Dark is Rising" I know is the recent film, but this fits well with that. =)

bettyfromtexas said...

I HOPE you will stay with the "woods" paintings for awhile, or whatever inspires you!! This is GLORIOUS!!!

raena said...

Fabulous, I love all the darks!

Irina said...

I am very glad you are back, and like very much your woods, as everything I see in your blog

Deborah said...

Great mood in this one. I love trees.

Ramona said...

Fantastic. I paint just enough to know what a great job you did on the woods. The interplay of light and dark is wonderful and not easily pulled off. Congratulations on your comeback.

marancat said...

I think YES! This is great and it is good to see another post from you after so long!

Shirley said...

Would be a fabulous series - go for it!!

Ann said...

YES! This is a gorgeous painting and I see a lot of potential here for a series.

Ellen said...

The light is just perfect. A beautiful job.

Art is for the Making said...

Oh, this is stunning!

Art with Liz said...

Have missed your paintings and this is beautiful. Yes, stay with the woods awhile!

Alex said...

Stunningly impressive in every inch !!!! O_O
I was looking at your Beetle drawing again (and being a huge fan of cars) I was pretty much drooling all over it :)
Glad that you're back and hope to see more of your incredible work!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

absolutely STUNNING, Stephen.
very gorgeous indeed.

Anita Davies said...

WOW!

Dan Kent said...

Wow - haunting and beautiful and chock full of technique! Almost in time for Halloween. I love this!

Gary said...

Wonderful spatial effects and expressive use of your media - i love your blog.

Rachel Howard said...

That's fabulous, it works really well with the ink. It's a bit like that one you sold at the exhibition but the ink gives it a more spidery quality (spiders want corners...) Love the brown ink bit as well.

More, more!
"And it might be surprising..."
x

An Evolving Artist @ Swallowcliffs.blogspot.com/ said...

Love the paintings and wish I could hang out in the woods with you!

Possum Patty said...

The trees speak. Come in, come in. So I went.

Phyllis said...

The magic of art is that a maker who is not there, who may no longer exist, reaches out and touches something essential in the viewer. Judging by how this bids me, and all the reactions of artists who posted before me, you made magic.

E-J said...

These tree paintings are fantastic. Genuinely atmospheric!

Sarah Ketelaars said...

Definitely stay with it - stunning!

freebird said...

It's beautiful! Keep painting!

 
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