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More mythical places

For me, these two are also Tangalory, although they have different titles. Purple Haze started out as a beach scene with sky, and then became a bit abstract.

"Purple Haze"; Acrylic on canvas; 75 x 75 cms

“Purple Haze”; Acrylic on canvas; 75 x 75 cms

and the one below is ‘Magic Faraway Place’, self explanatory.

'Magic Faraway Place'; Oil on canvas; 76 x 51 cms

“Magic Faraway Place”; Oil on canvas; 76 x 51 cms

Nuclear conundrum


Tangalory Galore

More Tangalory Isles paintings. For me, the sky is the most important element around the coastline of Scotland. I love trying to ‘capture’ it, although of course the real thing is always bigger and better. Tangalory Isles No1 is the most explicit, in that you can make out some landscape features. If I had to connect it with any one island it would probably be Westray in the Orkney Isles. But it is influenced by, and not a depiction of, the place.

Tangalory Isles

‘Tangalory Isles 1’; Acrylic on canvas; 75 x 75 cms

Tangalory Isles 3

‘Tangalory Isles No.3’. Oil on canvas; 20 x 20 cms

Tangalory Isles 4

“Tangalory Isles No.4”; Oil on canvas; 20 x 20 cms

Tangalory Isles

This is one of my Tangalory Isles series of paintings. These are sort of mythical Scottish Islands, where everything is perfect, there are no midges, and possibly no other people, depending on how I feel. The title comes from misheard lyrics to an old Scottish tune:

“Sure by Tummel and Loch Rannoch and Lochaber I will go
By heather tracks wi’ heaven in their wiles.
If it’s thinkin’ in your inner heart the braggart’s in my step
You’ve never smelled the tangle o’ the Isles.”

"Tangalory Isles 2"; Oil on canvas; 20 x 20 cms

“Tangalory Isles 2”; Oil on canvas; 20 x 20 cms

On the nature of abstraction, and Diebenkorn

This is an informative article by British painter Ian McKeever on the nature of abstraction and Richard Diebenkorn’s work. © Ian McKeever and the Royal Academy.


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