Poem from a Gloucester Quarry

TM8280 Poem from a Gloucester Quarry 16×16 oil on panel

Back to the quarry for another look at the massive granite walls and the plant life taking hold. Remembering my earlier attempt, I vowed to keep a lighter touch with this painting. Again, it is an extract from the larger landscape, but this time chosen for its abstract qualities and unusual color.  I strove for a more natural effect and a hint of that late afternoon light, when the sun is lowering. The wall is featured, but the water, with its reflections and hint of scum, plays a supporting role. The trees are subdued. The goal is for a sense of quiet, and perhaps the question it asks is what will break the silence?

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