Friday, 1 May 2009

Follow the wall (Derbyshire)

Must apologize for not having posted recently. What with having to find a job (still nothing!!!) and other things going on, I haven't had much time to complete paintings I've been working on.
So to cheer myself up, here's something I did a while ago.


Follow the wall (Derbyshire)
Acrylic on stretched canvas
12" x 16"

There's some wonderful countryside in Derbyshire's Peak District. I can't remember exactly where I saw this old stone wall, but I believe it may have been somewhere near Monsal Dale.
Will have some new work to post soon.

19 comments:

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

Beautiful landscape painting, John.

Looking for a job is one of the most stressful and frustrating things to do, but you are a very creative and innovative man, so I will bet that that new, exciting and high paying job is just around the corner:)

ArtyJohn said...

Thanks Nancy.
That exciting and high paying job.....just what I keep telling myself!!!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Oh I'm sorry to hear that you are still looking for a job. I hope and pray that you can land one soon so that you can indulge in your great love for painting. God is good. Just put your trust in Him and He will never let you down. I pray to the good Lord that He gives you the best job you could ever find. This I pray heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

ArtyJohn said...

Thanks Mel.
Your prayer is very much appreciated and thanks from myself and Maeve for your post on Maeve's work.

Rita T. said...

The painting is beautiful! Praying you get a job soon.

storybeader said...

It's beautiful, John. The painting has a lot of depth, and I love seeing a stone fence. You've cheered me up! Thanks! {:-D

Megha Chhatbar said...

You are extremely talented and this painting is a proof for it! :) BTW, we all are with you and pray that you get the best and most deserving job! :)

Meghann said...

Such beauty, such timelessness, I love the depth each stone has in the wall, your talent is wonderful to see :)

Mark Alan Meader said...

Very nice piece here, John. I like the deeper color palette for a change... or maybe that's just your "acrylic" style as opposed to your watercolors?
Good luck with the job hunting:)

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Beautiful, beautiful landscape John...hey, no apologies...life happens!!!....so, let us know when you get your high paying job...:)))

Marian Fortunati said...

I'm hoping something will come your way very soon... something better than before...
Then you'll be back to painting again and whistling while you work!!

Art with Liz said...

Great painting John. Sorry to hear about the job thing. Hope it all gets better soon!

Gregorio said...

I can understand your position I'm in the same predicament myself.Things will get better just have faith and keep your self occupied.
I also want to let you know that I have tagged your site at my blog.If you want to be involved stop in if not no worries.Also thank you for the comment and concern you left at my blog.Good luck to you.

Patrice said...

I'm job hunting too - so I quite understand. Things are down to the bone here.

Love the purples in the wall...

Good luck!

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Lanie, said...

this is amazing art and I love the beauty of the mountain. Anyway, thank you so much for the beautiful art that I got in the mail. Now I am hunting the nice frame for the art. thank you.

ArtyJohn said...

Thank you all for your comments and your best wishes for my job hunting.

Lanie - glad you received your print OK.

Svetlana Mamedova said...

Ah! Derbyshire! I think I am inside "The Pride and Prejudice"! Again, you are a master of the mood...
The violet evening shadows and cold greens of untamed slopes... Cool, wild, slightly menacing, patient...