Sunday, 24 June 2012


Ian Mitchell's talk on Friday evening 15th June at The Gallery, Ryedale Folk Museum was excellent and really well attended.  It continued on from his talk at Duckett and Jeffreys Gallery and developed the theme of his latest work.  A lively discussion ensued when Ian had finished ; some local people who turned up late and looked rather angry about the idea of a motorway from Thirsk to Whitby visibly relaxed as the discussion developed, as they realised that it was an artistic exploration of the idea and not a real proposal!

Sadly, my work at The Gallery has, for now, drawn to a close.

Unfinished Spring and Summer with finished Autumn and Winter

During the past two weeks I have been working hard to get things ready and framed for submissions to various open exhibitions.  I have finally completed the two paintings that have been causing me problems, Spring and Summer, of the Seasons quartet, plus some new drawing

Finished Spring and Summer

And some new drawings:

Some new canvases, same yellow pigment on different grounds

Last night I attended the inauguration of Jony Easterby's wonderful land art sculpture, Enclosure Rites, just off the Wolds Way between York and Scarborough.  Unfortunately, my camera battery ran out before I was able to take some good pics of the actual piece, but these photographs give a good idea of the atmosphere.  We processed up the hill to the site of the sculpture behind fiddlers fiddling, and adults and children in green men type masks.  The clouds parted, the sun came out and the light up there reflected off the dew pond, part of the work, was truly magical.  I am going to go back up there with camera (fully charged), sketch book and a picnic.


For really great pics of the whole installation, plus some info on the development of the piece, visit Jony;s web site:   the piece is called:  Enclosure Rites 

Photographs of Ian Mitchell's talk: thanks to Pete Gough
All other images copyright Sue Gough

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