Craft? That’s women’s work, right?
Style is a very slow thing in coming, and it requires its own space to evolve.
The Marginal Way is a metaphor for life: a cavalcade, a passing parade, in which our own appearance is terribly brief. Best to use it well.
The men and women who gave land into the public trust during the last century were great visionaries. They recognized that the coast would eventually be built up and that we would need access to it.
Were I forced to live in a palace, I’d abdicate. The weight of these ancient stones is not romantic to me; it’s oppressive. But then again, so is modern air travel.
It was quite possible that the whole story was a tale told by an unwed mother to assuage her son in an age when bastardy was a real social curse.
Each of us plotted, in our own way, a plan to return to Iona. For me, that means a trip with my painting kit.
I bet my excuse for not painting is better than yours. I was attempting to kill myself driving on the wrong side of the road.
Ask an expert. Even better, look up some Hoppers yourself and try to make an informed guess. After all, art history is for everyone.
If anyone suggests using medium or oil at this phase of your painting, back away slowly. There are teachers who encourage students to coat their canvases with medium and paint into it for a sort of cheap faux luminism. These paintings will darken and crack over time.