Oaks


Paintings of a single tree made over three years in a field near West Bergholt, Essex, near where John Constable worked.

"Seeing—in the truest sense—is the lesson here, one that's taught with such elegance that you'll be bewitched into stopping and contemplating the birch or maple in your own yard..." from Oprah Winfrey's Book of The Week review of 'Oak: one tree, three years, fifty paintings'.
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copyright sharp photo
vertigo, Shoreditch, London
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oak, wood pigeon and oil seed rape
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blue tit foraging on a pollard branch
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flock of pigeons
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oak at night
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swallows at 11am
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swallows at 9pm
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semi-permeable membrane

In his book Nature Cure Richard Mabey says "...I believe that language and imagination, far from alienating us from nature, are our most powerful and natural tools for re-engaging with it... Culture isn't the opposite or contrary of nature. It's the interface between us and the non-human world, our species' semi-permeable membrane."*

I think the same is true of painting.

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oil seed rape (Lioness)
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above and below leaf greens
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oak and wheat
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oak and crows
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oak after snow
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oak on a winter night
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oak in early spring
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oak on a summer night
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damsel flies
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midsummer night
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wheat under cloud
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moonrise
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flints
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No moonlight
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High altitude jet
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Elm sapling
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cut hedge
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spring haze
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caravan
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barley stubble
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green fire
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blanket
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Reg harvesting barley
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blackbirds
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oil seed rape for petrol
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rape seedlings
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oak painted without artificial light
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man walking dog
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drawing of visible branches
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* Extract from "Nature Cure" by Richard Mabey. Published by Chatto & Windus. Reprinted by permission of The Random House Group.

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