Artistry II (oil
Now showing its age a bit, this
work is starting to crack. It is painted over an earlier work of
Borin's with which he was unhappy. Sadly the ageing process and
mishandling are taking their toll (so we cleaned up the jpeg a bit
before posting it on the site).
Artistry I (oil on board)
A small painting which is the
forerunner of the fully worked version at the top of the page.
Painted in Dollau, Mid-Wales, the branch frame contains either cracked
glass or a spider's web. Or both. Sadly, this doesn't come out clearly
on the scan.
Barbed wire tree
(line on paper)
Another tree - not strictly a
painting –even though it's in the 'Paintings' section, pedants – later
used with other line drawings to accompany an article on ecology and
the countryside in Country Life magazine, was a self-promotional piece,
driven by the constant destruction of woodlands, paired with the
cultural idiocy of spoiling 'attractions' by protecting them to death.
Stonehenge springs to mind, but there are many other examples, see also
the destroyed church on the Orford Castle