I am entering a new open exhibition to be held at the Forum in Norwich early next year entitled MAN AND THE ENVIRONMENT - ELEMENTS for artists who engage with habitat, the environment and nature. I decided to use the two works I created earlier this year regarding water towers and drainage mills under the subject of water and the many ways man is dependant on this element. I needed a third piece to submit and on driving back from Cromer in the north coast 15 miles from home, I spied a field with large orangy-red reels of black hosepiping and stopped the car to investigate. I met a young man working on the irrigation system who told me they were working on the potato fields of Penrose Farm.
From the many photographs I have composed the following acrylic 32" x 12" box canvas.
This is the latest stage .......
still requiring some adjustments to the far end of righthand hedge to stop it looking like a hill rather than a large field going off into the distance. The field needs further work together with the addition of the long black water pipe, a collection of farm buildings on the horizon in the gap I have left in the trees. The pathway where the wheel stands needs a different angle as it comes across to the right hand corner, plus lots of interesting plant/weed detail .