William T. Ayton is a British artist in upstate New York.
His work deals with the human condition, human potential
and myth. This is his blog featuring new artwork & ideas.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
2 old paintings: Babel & Figure in a Landscape
Unfortunately, my aunt passed away suddenly a few weeks ago. In her collection were a couple of my paintings from long ago (1978, to be precise), which I'm posting below. "Babel" is a fairly straightforward oil painting somewhat in the style of John Martin, and "Figure in a Landscape" which is heavily painted in quite thick impasto. Both are done in oil. I hadn't really thought about either of these for years, so it was surprising to see them again. The second one, I've left the bamboo frame in the photo, as it goes well with the painting.
Babel, 1978, oil on canvas, 14" x 18"
Figure in a Landscape, 1978, oil on board, 16" x 12"