The paintings in this collection are examples of my continued interest in landscape painting, all made in the last year. The main focus in my work is on evoking a feeling of space in landscape and detail which goes somewhere to indicating the place or habitat.
The Rookery series is yet unfinished. I have been working on oils on canvas and charcoal and oil studies hoping to marry the narrative with an abstract interest in the form of a painting, the framework and its nuts and bolts.
The Beaumont Quay studies and a way of working out the ‘story’ and thinking through what should be taken from this to make the as yet unfinished oils (come sand see them at Artweeks this year!)
I am teaching a two day workshop in my studio in April, ‘Experimenting with Abstraction through Drawing’ one place remains. I don’t find this easy myself and am interested in unpicking ways of seeing and working to develop this aim. Contact me for details.
After several successful workshops in October – ‘Kitchen Sink Lithography’ and Drypoint Etching with Chine Colle for beginners, I am repeating both. Winter Glasshouse is a mixed media monoprint using collagraph, chine colle and blockprinting.
Contact me via my website if you are interested and look out for dates. www.janestrother.co.uk