Experimenting with layering cut-out trees
How strange, the above image is exactly like an oil painting from 2005/6. It's funny how you can pick up on themes and imagery from years ago in the present. It's like visiting a long lost friend. When you see them again they feel so familiar and not lost at all. Like you never even spent all that time apart. This is how I feel about this image.
I was living in an old run down farm house in the middle of no-where and took to painting and drawing directly from the surrounding nature. I felt quite isolated at this house and there is a sense of this feeling in the picture.
The root system is included in this cut-out. Colour adds an important ingredient to the prints as it creates depth a richness.