Here are paintings by 3 of my most inspiring artists; who have moved partially towards a ‘figurative abstraction’ through expressionism and their interpretation of the scene.
I’m fascinated in the area between Realism and Abstraction; how few brush strokes can I use to allow the painting to ‘read’ and to capture the essence and the emotion of the subject, how far can I push the marks until I ‘lose’ the image… This is a natural pursuit for a ‘plein air painter’ who paints simply, and unfussily, what I see, using mark making.
The journey towards abstraction is a theme which has always inspired me since taking up painting seriously at the age of 17 and I find the same artists move me as much today as they did at 17 and I keep picking up the same thread of ideas 20 years on!!
Energy and vigour; so exciting, so dynamic! My first great love and still my favourite artist!
Eardley’s landscapes are some of my favourite atmospheric landscapes ever.
She captures a solid sense of form and fine draughtsmanship yet always using free spirited brushstrokes, mark making and texture.
Atmosphere and limited palette colours are really understated genius. I love her work.
I love the mark making in this and the play of light
I hope that these images have inspired you.
You can see more of my visual inspiration on my Pinterest boards
Drop me a line to share with me – Who are your favourite artists?