Blue Drift 2
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Graham Crowley

“Blue Drift 2”

Until recently I lived in rural West Cork. Most days I would walk my dogs by the water's edge and most days I studied the water, it's surface and reflections. I discovered that I had no clear understanding of what it was that I was looking at. In this painting I've attempted to represent the 'ordinary' as unfamiliar and ambiguous. Ambiguity is not the same thing as vagary. An appreciation of ambiguity is critical to any understanding of painting.I'm also aware of the legacy that is the landscape tradition in painting and how it has been the genre in which many of paintings greatest innovations have first appeared. l am trying to paint contemporary landscape paintings which are celebratory rather than uncanny, sublime or nostalgic.

oil on canvas

W: 122 H: 91 D: 4 cm