Another picture from the Rahoy Hills nature reserve artist in residency (or, rather, artist in absence) project as described in the text for the picture titled “Oaks in Gleann Dubh, Morvern, Scotland (1)”. In this picture the two nearest ash trees are the two seen in the distance in the picture titled “Ash by Loch Arienas, Morvern, Scotland”, and the larger of the distant ash trees is the one in the foreground of that other drawing. I chose to draw this view here because of the way the ash trees and the big fallen branch frame the loch, hills and sky in the centre, with the upper part of the fallen branch sticking up into that framed area to possibly become the subject of the picture. But only possibly, because the other things – trees, loch, hills and sky – are much bigger. Hmm. Maybe it’s just a matter opinion (though I don’t want to suggest that all that matters in art is just a matter of opinion, because I don’t think it is). What do you see as the main subject?
Details: Pen; 2017; 30 cm x 21 cm. Unframed: original £150; print £30.
Included in the gallery Trees 1