Drover's road to somewhere.

Drover's road to somewhere.
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Love the depth and perspective in this, Stevan. Beautiful limited colour palette too.

Many thanks for the kind comments Mia and Moed, they are very much appreciated. Steve

Another good ‘un Stevan. Like the way you’ve repeated the landscape colours in the sky which I think works very well.

Thanks Tessa, I agree about the colors in the sky it was an after thought that's worked well. Steve

Another Dales good one, Stevan.

Love the change of palette Stevan! I lived in the Highlands for a few years, on the west coast, the area was criss crossed with drovers roads, peat roads etc. Not much in the way of roads as you would think, a hit and miss line of stone in some places then peat bog. Good walking though with a few surprises. The greens and yellows have given the subject a different atmosphere, an uplifted feeling.

Fionna, your comments have made continuing with the style worth while. I bet the walking was fantastic. We get walking trails down here in Yorkshire that link up with parts of the Drover's trails and they always make me thing the people who made them had a really hard life. Glad you like the change in colour. Steve

A stunning piece, beautifully composed and executed.

Greens can be so difficult, but this is a triumph.

I agree with you about the greens Janet. I'm glad you think this works. Thanks for the comments. Steve

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07/01/2019
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I had decided not to paint another picture with this cracked road effect but the idea that the ancient Drover's roads formed the basis of today's road network and that they all lead somewhere encouraged me to add one to a simplified old castle. The castle was in an old photograph I found but I haven't a clue where it is or what it's called. The colors are primarily hookers green and cadmium yellow which is a diversion from my usual combinations.

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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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