Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Herb Picker in Turkey

The day I watched this herb picker gather tea from the mountains in Turkey I had no idea I would be writing a book. I had no idea that she would feature in it and I had no idea how much she would come to mean to me over the next twelve months. At the time all I could take in was the glorious sunlight playing on her clothes and seemingly making parts of her completely disappear.This is how I saw her through my artists eyes. Half hidden in strong sunlight, a collection of directional brushstrokes, lines and patterns.To this day she still appeals to my brush and she gets more vibrant with each new time I attempt to capture that moment on paper.

She is of course in my book and this new latest painting will be at the " The Frame " gallery next week as part of the collection in my new exhibition and book signing there. She has the same effect every time I see her. I want to paint sunlight again!

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6 comments:

Vera Dennen said...

This one is amazing!!!!

Gretchen Bjornson ART said...

I am simply amazed by your methods.

Cynnie said...

Beautiful piece...and I love reading your posts...so thought provoking and insightful ....thanks for the inspiration...
Cynthia Schelzig

Ady said...

Gorgeous. You're amazing, Jean.

Sparrowhawk said...

vibrant colours and the strong lights on the face merging with the background! amazing...

June Walker said...

I love the strong sunlight in this one, Jean.