From The Archive: View to Killerton c.1998


This viewpoint to Killerton (Devon) became familiar because It was seen from Brampford Speke where my parents-in-law once lived. It looks out from an elevated position across the river Exe. The fields are prone to flooding in winter and the sky is often animated by passing storms. This painting is freely executed and, as is so often the case, lies over another. The previous image is like a geological rock striation poking through at points, revealing another history. The source of the painting is a sketchbook gouache. Below is a further sketch and I hope to post 2 more images from the 'Killerton' archive at some later date.


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