I have let things slide

I have let things slide.

Ignored some things.

Didn’t intend to.

I have been quite contemplative lately in the studio.  It slowed my process and productivity. Though I must admit it’s great for the soul.  I considered and took time to enjoy the painting process. I gave myself permission to enjoy taking time.

Landscape Expanse is the result of my slower pace in the studio. It’s 120cm high and 200cm wide. I started on the left panel and thought I want to bust it out,  so I put another canvas the same size beside the first and kept working. I live where we have a vista over the valley to Mt Hay and our property interfaces with the bush. It’s wonderful. I can disappear within the landscape of the Blue Mountains and I wanted that feeling within this painting. An unconfined painting with sweeps, woops, joy in colour and complexity in a seemingly simple composition.

Enjoy

Ruth le Cheminant Landscape Expanse 120x200cm acrylic charcoal on canvas 2022
Ruth le Cheminant Landscape Expanse 120x200cm acrylic charcoal on canvas 2022