MOTIVATES ME TO PAINT
As a boy of 8 I was in quarantine with scarlet fever. My parents plied me with books for drawing and painting in. I enjoyed that part of my illness; it developed my sense of how things looked and how they could be represented on paper. Afterwards I began to ask myself how I would draw the things I saw around me. I looked at the sky a lot and wondered how to paint the clouds. The sky is still a constant source of wonder and inspiration.
In my teenage years I discovered W Heaton Cooper, the English Lake District watercolourist. His stylised treatment of mountains, rocks and water attracted me, especially when dramatic tonal contrasts were involved. My aunt gave my confidence a tremendous boost when she paid money for my attempt at a view of The Great Gable in Lakeland. I have loved drawing and painting rocks ever since. More recently I have also learned to enjoy the wonders of fynbos landscapes.
Career training in architecture improved my drawing skills and sense
of composition, colour and tone enormously. Nowadays I am using painting
knives for painting in acrylics, so it is not only the pictorial qualities
of the subject that motivate me but also the excitement of using a tool
that has many sides to its capabilities for mark-making.
Artist: GEOFF PRICE
Title: Coastal Bush Llandudno
Size: 39 x 27 cm
Price: R 4 400 Framed
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