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January 2017 - Caroline Chappell, Expressive landscape painting
With a calm, but exciting voice Caroline showed how to create paintings which express the sensation of actually being there; in the landscape. Creating images that can best be described as expressive, or if you prefer impressionist.
Continually drawing in the landscape she captures the crucial elements of the settings en plein air, not necessarily attempting to replicate the exact location. Back in the studio her work begins, first a larger sketch, creating the image, before developing the full-size picture. Whilst being influenced by the likes of David Tress and Kurt Jackson; her own pictures can be seen at various galleries around the country.
And her style to achieve these exciting pictures, though created in the studio still drawing you into the landscape itself – charcoal, Indian ink, acrylics; using sticks, brushes, feathers, and an old credit card to apply medium to cartridge paper. Her pictures tell the story, the moment, the atmosphere.
Words by James Rowell: Images by Emily Pool
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