Ken Gray Rides Out

Ken Gray was a famous All Black (NZ Rugby player) of the late 60’s, now passed on. His family farm is above the inlet across from my place (per gallery photo). Perhaps Ken rode out as in The Two Towers, or not (no orcs round here), doesn’t matter. Sam Hunt, our unofficial poet laureate, described Ken as “a very very good man, who also knew his dogs”, not a bad epitaph.
Oils 100cm x 100cm (acknowledging Kandinsky)

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      1. I like it. I went through a similar change myself (when I was doing collage, and it continued in painting when I took that up). I didn’t put people in the pictures when I started doing art, and I don’t know why, but when I did, it seemed to add something, some extra dimension of meaning or connotation or whatever, beyond just adding some interesting items to a landscape. Wonder if that is happening here. I like how your landscapes are so expressive and the addition of people-oriented elements, well, I think it is great.

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