I wanted to paint a picture that depicted an open space, as open and as large a space as possible. I wanted the space to be boundless and to extend from the grass under our feet to beyond the sky and into black space. Although the sun is rising the field of view is so wide that there is still some night at the top of the picture. I also wanted the painting to have a ‘dawn of time’ element to it as it is about ancientness as well as vastness.
I based this place loosely on my memories from visiting the Serengeti.
Oil on canvas
4ft x 3ft