110 x 90 cm | 43 x 35 in
Original painting in mixed media on canvas.
"I use a carefully layered combination of watercolour ink, French chalk with linseed oil, oil paint and copper Inks. I work from paper sketches made en plein air and often take canvases to the location to lay down the watercolours. I then finish the painting and layering of mixed media in the studio. I try to interpret the rhythms and mood of the landscape. The sketches are fluid and free responses to what is happening in front of me. I paint with energy and try to capture the fleeting nuances of subject. When sketching, It is more important for me to act impulsively and then replicate that feeling back in the studio. A series of paintings looking at the changes in light across the majestic setting of Snowdonia. This area always brings an overwhelming feeling of reverence for the welsh landscape. Spending time here and seeing how the light transforms the landscape hour by hour is for me a perfect day."
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Peter Kettle has recently been voted in as a Fellow for the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).
Peter Kettle’s work has the surfaces of well-worn exterior walls, buffeted and corroded with the appearance of having withstood the effects of time and weather – a technique that gives his work an enlivening combination of stoicism and nostalgia.