Both the land and sky shining like jewels here on this summer day in Dartmoor. The sunlight pours through the clouds and the whole scene sparkles with life. Dartmoor is a beautiful landscape in all seasons, and everything is always changing. I have painted this oil painting in a pointillist style where I build up the image using dots of colour. I see each dot as a jewel sparkling with life. Each dot is like a full stop and a comma, an exclamation mark and a question mark. All around each dot are others that sparkle in their relation, gem-like and resplendent. Pointillism was originally seen as a way to bring a scientific study of colour into painting, demonstrating the principles of colour relations and complementary colours; how colours affect one another. This style of painting was invented by Georges Seurat who was a neo-impressionist.
|Dimensions||50 × 5 × 40 cm|