was my first view from across an open field. We had just passed through a gate
at the edge of a path taken through a dense forest. And there was a view, this
view, created so many times as a child, fabricated through imagination from
rock formations in long ago adventures within more familiar woods, along more
familiar shores. I wished my younger brother, the one I shared these adventures
with was with me to see what we so often invented in our adventures, so long
is Kilchurn Castle on the northeastern shore of Loch Awe in the Scottish
Highlands. The Loch is beyond. The field here we crossed to explore the ruins
was under water back before the castle was deserted and became such wonderful
ruins. The water level of the Loch has dropped over so many years. I was seeing
us within, on an island of course, defending ourselves from the rest of the
world, for the short time I was there.
is the same castle mentioned in a previous post titled “Abandoned Opening”.
were on a train for a long time yesterday traveling from London to Edinburg.
finished a novel.
tried taking photos of the countryside.
bush, hills, tunnels and bridges flashed by, blocking too often the perfect
shots. Very frustrating.
I sketched, attempting to memorize momentary views, as the train in a flash,
passed them. After viewing the image, I would sketch, embellishing and letting
the lines work through to a point when doing more didn’t seem right.
The sketches, paintings and sometimes the writing I post on this site express what needs to be known about me. I attempt to record on a daily basis what I observe, what I imagine, and sometimes what I dream about.
I hope you enjoy my art, and the dialogue.
My studio is getting crowded. If interested in purchasing my art, please contact me through my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org