Sunday, June 03, 2007

Forgotten Dreams

Forgotten Dreams

27cm x 22cm. 10.5 in x 8.5in.
Oil on stretched canvas

During a rare spell of clear sky and sunshine in the Dordogne, I went walking. After the deep green light of a forest we emerged into a cleared area, rough scrub and felled trees gave it a slightly trance like quality then the track sloped down and we were faced with two tumbled down buildings. Grand stonework held the remains of doorways while the last remnants of a flower garden struggled amongst the rampant herbs and grasses. The empty eyes of the cottages daydreamed across a vast and unchanging vista. So they stood through the years slowly melting into the landscape, the lives, once lived out within their walls now like dreams.
You can see some sketches from the Dordogne over on my blog Muddy Red Sketchbook.

75 pounds (UK) 150 dollars (USA) and 110 euros (Europe). This includes the postage.


René said...

Just a little to sad for me now, but on the other hand a joy of a painting to watch.

Thanks for both!

simon said...

I love ruins..:o)