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Sunrise, Boscawen-Ûn stone circle and more art by Luke Piper

Sunrise, Boscawen-Ûn stone circle, 9th February 2020
66 x 101.6 cm (h x w)
GBP 4 800
Watercolour
Gouache
Pencil & Ink
with resin on Arches Aquarelle 300gsm CP
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A pair of menhirs near St Buryan out on the far end of the St Michael line. One of these granite stones in the stone circle is made from almost pure white quartz and the flecks of mica and feldspar in these combined with the ochre, orange and pistachio green and turquoise of lichen and moss complements the sepia and umber tones of the enclosure and landscape behind. The sunlight makes these rocks glow and gleam today just as they did for our ancestors around 4,500 years ago or so when they were quarried and placed to celebrate the cosmos - but even at night they seem to radiate.

This painting is key to the Planet Paintings work. The importance of the sun, the seemingly alchemical nature of the stones and the overall presence of the place really made me aware of the need to express something more than can be viewed by the naked eye.

more from Luke Piper

Lane at Long Knoll, 30th May 2020
76 x 56 cm (h x w)
Watercolour
Gouache
pastel
pencil & ink on Arches Aquarelle 300gsm CP

Songline l, rockshelter, April 2020
60 x 60 cm (h x w)
Oil on 365gsm Arches paper mounted on board with coloured resin

Somerset Lane print ll, 2010
50 x 67 cm (h x w)
Giclée on Somerset Velvet paper

Somerset Lane print l, 2010
50 x 67 cm (h x w)
Gilcée on Somerset Velvet paper

Small Down yellow & Orange..., May 2020
40 x 66 cm (h x w)
Watercolour
Gouache
pencil & ink on Arches Aquarelle 356gsm CP

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