Day 26 Episodes, Oil on Canvas, 4ftx4ft

Episodes is based on a view in Arches National Park, USA. There were four obvious steps or layers to the landscape and each had it’s own intrinsic values and elaborate details, hence the title. I treated each section independently, working them almost as singular subjects, from background to foreground and with increasing levels of impasto. The light was extraordinary, light and clear, and, despite the chaotic mix of geology, there was a sparseness that I always seek out for my work.