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Day 27 Static Line, Oil on Linen, 6ftx3ft


Static Line traces a route I walked in the Himalayas. As per my walk, the painting was made from right to left, based on topographical photos and drawings I made whilst there. At nearly 4000m of altitude the vegetation reduced and the ground took on the qualities of a hostile desert. The light was wonderful and clear, but with every inch gained in height the temperature plummeted and the air thinned. It was a tough but beautiful place to be.

I liked the long thin format of this painting and replicated it in a similar work, below.


Photograph of the area:



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Polly Townsend

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