Wednesday, 27 February 2013

George Rowlett painting the River Thames and Uist

Today I saw a work by George Rowlett which had won a £1,500 Runner Up Prize in the art competition for the Lynn Painter Stainer Prize.

Advancing blue, yellow barges, Thames Barrier, early afternoon
by George Rowlett
Rinner Up, Lynn Painter Stainer Prize 2013
George's work is not so much impasto as huge slabs of paint which are trowelled onto and moved around the support - with a trowel. This is Mark Glazebrook writing about George Rowlett and the Art of Landscape
It was therefore fascinating to find out that there are a couple of videos on YouTube about how he paints plein air.  You will be amazed at the way he transports huge paintings covered in massive amounts of paint....

Here are two films:

George Rowlett painting the River Thames (and I know some of those locations!)



and

George Rowlett painting on Uist March 2011



and this is how he gets them back to his studio

2 comments:

Jan Yates, SCA, Canada said...

WOW~!!!!!
thanks for sharing-was not familiar with this artist-interesting re transporting the work

Colours and Textures said...

Inspirational! Thanks for sharing this.

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