Shaping a Vision of Cornwall - The Art of Tom Henderson Smith

Painting: Stream flowing to the sea, Cot Valley Painting: Summer sea Painting: Leaving harbour, Newlyn Painting: Winter Sun

Archive for November, 2015

Working landscape

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

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In  Working landscape, mid Cornwall ( http://hendersonsmith.co.uk/working_landscape_mid_cornwall.html ) I aimed to be quite systematic in my exploration of colour, pattern and shape. Here the working out of these pictorial elements became my equivalent for working processes on the land. The baling of hay, the ploughing up of stubble, operating within boundaries of fields and woods; these are the activities of people whose barns and houses provide angular forms that complement the flowing rhythms all around them.

Autumn lane

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

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Autumn lane ( http://hendersonsmith.co.uk/autumn_lane.html ) is the first of two new pictures that come from my enjoyment of various aspects of this season of constant change. Here it was the autumnal colour variations of trees, lane, half hidden cottage and distant woods that provided themes to interpret in paint. In handling them my reference to a specific location became a pretext for that manipulation of my materials that is for me the true life of such a painting.

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