Monday Motivator: Depiction of Time in a Landscape Painting

“Rarely is a landscape painting simply a transcription of place, unmodified by any further element.

“In all representation of place there is an element of serious play with time. Either the depiction of a landscape as it was on one day incorporates elements of the changing patterns of light and weather all through the hours that were spent in the making of the painting, or the apparent capture of an instant appears to set time itself at defiance.”

Peter Davidson, introduction to exhibition catalogue “James Morrison: The Edge of Allegory“, July 2009

It’s your painting, you get to decide.

Clock with hands drawn in with a pen

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