This slideshow shows the stages of Wood Between The Worlds through various evolutions and reworking over the period of a year. Since I was working almost entirely from imagination and memory and trying to create a suggested place rather than a real one it involved a lot of ‘feeling’ my way, stepping back and waiting for the colours and forms, the marks and tones to find their places. Every time I thought I might have finished, I realised there was another area that needed refining and rebalancing. This painting had in reality been nearly 30 years in the making from the first time I read The Magician’s Nephew by CS Lewis, and fallen under the spell of that dreamlike place in the woods.
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