Heaven is a place...
This is part of a triptych, created from photographs that I took of the River Ouse which ran behind my old studio in Sussex. For me, it was a magic place, still and full of wonderful light and shades of green. After digital manipulation, I have printed the images out in black and white, and then worked onto the prints, using oil glazes, gesso, and oil pastels.
I hoped to create an image that is nostalgic, using this mix of modern technology and traditional techniques. I am referencing the way that we carry memories, old images, around with us in our contemporary life- indistinct images from our recollections or dreams.
I hope that these tranquil images will reflect back onto the viewer memories of their own past experiences.
Oil, gesso and pastel on digital print
1m10 x 1m47