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Monday, 9 March 2009

Blot Or Not? 18" x 12" Oil

I have long wanted to paint this subject, in protest, even though I don't do landscapes. Although I can appreciate their worth, I find wind turbines huge, ugly and so intrusive in the landscape. So, do you agree? Blot or not?

This is the view from my bedroom window, spoiled by the wind turbines, but the shape to the right of them, on the horizon, is Ely Cathedral. I am amazed that I can see it because it is twenty miles away, but it is testament to how flat and empty is the landscape of the Fens. I can't see it everyday, but every morning I look, and if I can, then I know it will be a GOOD day!

If you would like to purchase this painting for 100 GBP please email me.


Anonymous said...

I think they are a blot on the landscape, nuclear power is probably the way to go, I hate to think of these turbines everywhere. The painting is great! It has the feeling of the fens.

Good luck with Memo at HAS! I might get to the exhibition this year. So will see it for real.

David Larson Evans said...

I have yet to see a wind turbine but I love the painting.

debrossart said...

Sharon, actually, I think this is a beautiful painting. The colors you have used are misty and soft. As far as the turbines go, they are not bad looking compared to things we already have to look at, like billboards and highways. They are so simple in design that they almost look organic. Could be a lot worse.