Oil on wood panel
26 x 36 cm
Rainmaker I – a lane through the woods inspired me to paint monochromatically to emulate the dramatic light during this evening stroll in Norfolk. It was painted after a storm had passed and the lane was pitted with puddles, and I decided to shape my own pool of water into a silhouette of a figure, transporting a landscape into something more mysterious while adding a human experience and sense of place to the artwork.
Using cobalt violet and manganese blue I responded to the scene with a muted palette to keep it relatively monochrome to enhance the play of light and scratched into the paint for the finer detail.
Painted on a wood panel, finished with Gamvar picture varnish and signed on the back.