At the moment I’m still currently travelling back and fore to home at weekends to work. Which involves lots of time spent on the train which I generally spend thinking.
For the majority of the journey there isn’t any phone signal, and limited WiFi. So it is some of the only time I get where I’ve not got my phone beeping at me.
The train journey has become the main focus of my paintings that I’m currently working on, which is not saying that it shall continue to be this way.
I enjoy painting my life, as I find it much easier to connect with and make a painting if I have experienced it. And my life at the moment consists of zooming through the landscape.
I have always been interested in capturing movement in a painting, but I have never thought of capturing it in a sense where the view is moving through man rather than nature.
This idea is still raw, but it really is helping me engage with my work. Creating new problems which I have to resolve in the painting. Trying not to creaate a static image, it has to give the feeling of being on the train. Where the image is there but then it’s gone and you see something else.
Previously I have looked at the ways the movement is occurring in the landscape through the forces of nature and light movement, with this addition of travelling i have created my self problems in which I’m determined to resolve in a unique way.
this image I have worked more on since last week, in explanation to behind the work I have tried to capture a stillness that still incorporates the element of movement from the train. The foreground is where both I have detail whilst also containing blurriness to try and get that sense of movement, but through a large scene of the landscape.
For instance, sometimes the view seems to last much longer than other views, because of the scale of the mountains-/fields etc.. where as compared to
My other painting, that image view would have only lasted a few split seconds, and then it’s gone.
All of these ideas are still in working progress, I’m not 100% certain of what I’m looking at and why, but I have ideas and problems that I am trying to resolve through paint, whilst creating imagery.