Surviving in the pennines


I like this a lot Stevan.

Thanks Margaret, apreciate the comment.

Excellent painting Stevan. I love everything about it.

It certainly has traces of Blockley the master of pastel painting in the foreground but is still a great piece of art work..

Love the eerie atmosphere suggested by dramatic colours Stevan. Definitely hints at John Blockley, a great favourite of mine.

Super Stevan

Really like this, Stevan! Yes, it does have a John Blockley feel to it - I love his (and Ann Blockley’s) work. This is very atmospheric.

Diane, Carole, John, Heather and Jenny, thankyou for all the nice comments. Particularly the comparisons to Blockley. Much apreciated.

Great piece,Stevan. You must be proud of this and of the justified comments. Brilliant

John, very proud! Thankyou for commenting.

Love your textures and organic markings here Stevan.

Thankyou for taking the time to comment Carole.

Wow....masterful Stevan! The foreground and palette definitely have a Blockley look and feel. I love the dark, moody atmosphere of the silhouetted buildings and the textured foreground.

Thankyou Fiona, like yourself I try to stretch the boundaries. It seemed a bit pretentious drawing reference to Blockley but its how I felt. Thankyou for commenting.

Lots to admire about this Stevan love the atmosphere and your expert mark making. I can certainly see some similarities to Blockley’s work and that’s a compliment to your skill an excellent painting.

Many thanks Barry, much apreciated.

Why not be influenced by John Blockley - he was a great painter, and you have some amazing textures here - I really like it.

Thankyou Hilarious, I agree he was a great painter and I very much apreciate your feedback.

Predictive text got me again. That should have been Hilary. Apologies!

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My own view on this piece is its got a John Blockley feel to it? I would be interested to read what viewers think. The title is in a sense a double entendre in that the farmers struggle to survive but also the wind swept hawthorn is clinging on against extreme elements.

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Stevan Petrovic

I was born in Wakefield West Yorkshire and lived in that area most of my life. I moved over the border in to Lancashire (only just) in 2011. My family and my job have been priorities but I have managed to draw and paint since I was a child. For a short period I was the Chairman of Wakefield art…

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