Here’s the finished painting, Russel burn- as seen in the evening light on Sunday. Enjoyed doing this, frustrated how everything else impinges on painting time. There are technical things which I want to work through, the work seems to be getting more & more representational, which I’m not sure about. I want to capture the light, textures, colours, movement, contrasts in things; but I want to do so in a lively, expressive manner, minimum brush work & layers, I want to avoid muddying, overworking, labouring over detail. I also want to avoid the techniques used by other local artists painting the same mountains – as plagiarism drives me mad! I’m not looking to recreate photographs. Someone today was talking about trying to paint in an impressionist style, I don’t think one should aim for a particular style but just intuitively find one’s own. Curious then that my work seems to be wandering off on a completely different tangent from me.